Day fourteen: Exodus 14

“You can’t cross the red sea unless you’re wearing….”

I’m sure that’s a game you remember playing as a child! This chapter is one of those stories you’ve probably heard about a thousand times. But I wonder, how often do we actually consider the pure power that God has that he was able to part a sea?

If you’ve ever been in the sea on a really windy day, you’ll know just how powerful the sea and the waves can be. They drag you all about the place and whilst it can be good fun, it can also be really dangerous. The sea is an incredibly powerful thing, so the fact that God was able to split the sea for the Israelites to walk through clearly displays his power and strength.

God then makes the sea rush back and drowns the Egyptians, thus freeing the Israelites from their torment. This was the moment that the Israelites were completely freed from their slavery for them to become the children of God. It was a final release for them. No longer will they have to worry about the Egyptians coming after them again but they can be fully focussed on their journey to the promised land. Whilst God doesn’t drown the things that we fear or get worried about with a literal sea, he still washes them away through his love. Because of his love for us, he takes these fears and worries away and takes care of them himself. With God on our side we have nothing to fear, just like the Israelites.

There’s a song called No Longer Slaves that is all about this chapter. This is the bridge;

You split the sea
So I could walk right through it
My fears were drowned in perfect love
You rescued me
And I will stand and sing
I am the child of God

I want you to take some time today to reflect on these words and pray them over yourself and the people you come into contact with in the next day or so.

Come and see what God has done.

Question for today: How will you better recognise God’s power in your life today?