When you think about the great nation of Israel, isn’t it so amazing to know that it all began with God’s promise to one man, Abraham; and that all of the families on earth will be blessed through him (Genesis 12:2-3). In our passage today, we are reminded of how many times God has revealed His mighty power over the Israelites, and against Egypt as their oppressor and adversary.
When you think about your oppressor and adversary who comes to mind? Hopefully, you didn’t answer with a person’s name, but rather with Satan.
God delivered Israel from Egypt, even though they did nothing to deserve it. Regardless, God covered them and through His great works He set them free from their bondage. Doesn’t this sound like an all too familiar love story? You and I are part of that love story. God loves us so much that through His Son we are set free from the bondage of sin and covered by His saving grace. We don’t deserve it and it’s not by our own works, but because God wants each of His masterpieces (you and I) to reveal Jesus (the lead character in the love story); as this has been God’s plan since the beginning (Ephesians 2:8-10).
1 When the Israelites escaped from Egypt—
when the family of Jacob left that foreign land—
2 the land of Judah became God’s sanctuary,
and Israel became his kingdom.
3 The Red Sea saw them coming and hurried out of their way!
The water of the Jordan River turned away.
4 The mountains skipped like rams,
the hills like lambs!
5 What’s wrong, Red Sea, that made you hurry out of their way?
What happened, Jordan River, that you turned away?
6 Why, mountains, did you skip like rams?
Why, hills, like lambs?
7 Tremble, O earth, at the presence of the Lord,
at the presence of the God of Jacob.
8 He turned the rock into a pool of water;
yes, a spring of water flowed from solid rock.
Prayer: Jesus, thank You for saving us. We are sinful people who lay down our sins at the foot of Your cross. Please forgive us. Thank You for teaching us about our own faith walk through the lessons we find throughout Your Word. We ask that You continue to guide us through Your Word. Today, we come boldly on behalf of our Pastor and ask that You cover her with your peace, comfort, and healing. Please be with her during her appointment and impart Your wisdom to the doctors. In Jesus’s Name. Amen.
Written By: Jen Auer