Maybe you guys caught onto the magnitude of the miracle at the Red Sea faster than I had, but I was amazed! I'm re-taking one of my favorite Bible Studies right now (Village Schools of the Bible) and was again awestruck at the power God displayed.
- For example, we are told in Exodus 12:37 that 600,00 men (age 20+) and all the women and children left Egypt which tells us roughly two million people were led by Moses out of Egypt. YIKES! That is a ton.
- It was approximately 60 miles from Egypt to the Red Sea, they estimate that it took one week to travel that distance.
- For all two million people to cross the Red Sea in one night, the path that God made needed to be very wide, about a mile! And the distance to cross was about three to four miles long.
Anyone else thinking... holy smacks! Who knew?!
This just reminds me so often I underestimate the power of God. He is a mighty God, waiting patiently to rescue us and fight for us. He is the all powerful God who created all, controls all and works all for His glory. Yes even this crazy, chaotic world we live in today.
So be reminded with me today the words Moses spoke to the Israelites as they stood before the Red Sea frightened beyond all get out for their life as they fled from the Egyptians.
"Don't be afraid. Just stand still and watch the Lord rescue you today... The Lord himself will fight for you. Just stay calm." Exodus 13:13-14