When we’re standing on another edge, we seem to forget the faithful God that brought us through the impassible deep places we’ve gone through in the past. Memories can alter or fade, but throughout Scripture we’re told to remember. And this is why. If we don’t – we’ll doubt and we’ll drown.
No matter how many times I read the true account in the book of Exodus (or watch the 65-year-old movie through the lens of archaic technology) I stand in wonder of how an almighty God opened a Sea so His people could walk through safely to the other side. Really – how does anyone forget that? They did. We do. Or for some, it’s just easier not to believe.
As believers, we’ve all experienced a Red Sea moment at one time or another, a time when we thought this is it – there’s no way out. It’s when we get stuck and wonder if it’s better to dive deep or make a u-turn and go back to our Egypt. This is the defining moment that reveals who we are – and who we believe God to be. Right then. And an almighty Deliverer placed us there to find out.
So we have a choice . . .
Remembering or forgetting ~ to recall the wonder of the timeless and beautifully-threaded story of redemption throughout the Bible from the Old to the New. From the stones of Law to the astounding grace of a Messiah.
Remembering or forgetting ~ to recall the wonder of the Savior’s final hours that had Him face devouring crowds that broke Him wide open. And a cup. The one that didn’t pass but held the Father’s will to lead Jesus on a blood-stained path to carry a sinful world uphill to the cross. And the ancient week still haunts us with the mixed wonder of sorrow and joy.
The miracle is – we have the sweet offer to go from Friday to Sunday because of Jesus.
My prayer is for us to take more than a (virtual) or palm and communion moment to recall the wonder of our Red Sea moment. What is the impossible or impassible in your life right now – and those you’ve already come through? There isn’t much that can be certain in life, but this I know . . . standing on the edge of the deep has taught me to trust and see the hand of God in the hard things. And He always shows faithful, even in the drench.
Come see what our God has done, what awesome miracles He performs for His people.