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03/05/2009

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At The Edge Of The Red Sea


"Moses answered the people, 'Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the Lord will bring you today'" (Ex. 14:13).

After the 10th plague, Pharoah finally relented and promised Moses and Aaron that the Israelites could leave. Don't you hate broken promises! "Pharoah and his officials changed their minds" (V5)....."and there were the Egyptians, marching after them" (v10)...What a picture...The Red Sea in the front and the greatest army in the world pursuing from the rear. We know the part about Moses raising his arms, the east winds blowing, and the sea parting. We may be a little hazy on the part about the angel of God moving from the front of the Israelites to their back and the pillar of cloud standing between them and the Egyptian army.

Can we somehow relate to this image? God promises to stand between us and our fears. Our lives are broken down into many series of events. As upcoming events loom before us, some engendering anxiety on our part, how do we deal with them? Lets for a moment look at them this way. The Red Sea in front of us is our problem, an upcoming event that evokes fear in us. The far shoreline is the safe resolution of our problem, and the enemy army crushing around us represents our fears and worries.

For us to escape the situation successfully, we need to be protected from our fears and in some way cross that seemingly impassable sea....ENTER GOD! God helps us today just as He helped His people in the days of Moses on that seashore. He stood between them and their object of fear...He granted to them a secure passage to the to the safety of the far shore! It is a great story in our Old Testaments that reminds us of God's constant presence in our lives. Not only do we have God's promised presence, but we have the Moses' and Aarons in our lives (our Christain friends) to lift us up.

"The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock in whom I take refuge" (Ps.18:2)......Have a wonderful day...No sea is impassable....Love mark Phil. 4:11

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