We love living on the river. It’s a beautiful place and there’s always something to do. But, the river rises sometimes after a big rain. It puts a damper on kayaking and fishing, so we have to wait. And then, even after it goes down, we have to wait even longer for the ground to dry. Even though the water has receded, the ground is still super muddy. You sink if you take a step on the bank where we put the boats in. And that’s just from the river being up for a week!
God has heard the cries of the Israelites as they feel trapped between the Egyptian army and the Red Sea. He tells Moses to go and He will provide a cloud of cover behind them.
Go? Go where? There is a raging sea behind them. In fact, this is the Red Sea- the deepest part measuring about 10,000 ft!
“And Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and the LORD caused the sea to go back by a strong east wind all that night, and made the sea dry land, and the waters were divided. And the children of Israel went into the midst of the sea upon the dry ground: and the waters were a wall unto them on their right hand, and on their left.” (Exodus 14:21-22)
Did you catch that? Dry Ground. The Israelites walked on dry ground. This is the bottom of a sea! The bottom! Is anyone else not just in complete awe of this? I cannot fathom what this would have looked like. Imagine the height of the walls of water! The intensity of the situation building as you know the army is not far behind, and you fear the waters breaking loose at any moment. But you have to step out in faith. You may think you will sink immediately. How can the ground be safe to walk on? It’s the bottom of the sea!
But you take that step and you are walking on dry ground.
I think I would have had to stop and pick up some of that dirt as proof that God did what He said He would, proof that He provides for His children, proof that He never gives up on them, proof that He is God!
Whatever you are facing, God is preparing the way. If He leads you, you can believe and trust that the path is clear, safe, dry, and ready for you to take that first step of faith.
Will you step out today? Christ is leading the way!