Sunday, February 18, 2018

Journaling through the Bible: The Sea

“And Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; 
and when the morning appeared, 
the sea returned to its full depth, 
while the Egyptians were fleeing into it. 
So the Lord overthrew the 
Egyptians in the midst of the sea.”

Exodus 14:27 NKJV

What a wonderful image this conjures up. God so loved his people that He protected them from the ten plagues – from waters that become blood, frogs, lice, flies, diseased livestock, boils, hail, locusts, darkness, and the death of the firstborn. He then helped them escape through a sea.

I once viewed a documentary that attempted to explain natural occurrences for each of the ten plagues. While this is all very interesting, I find that – even if everything can be explained scientifically, it does not take away from the wonder of the ten plagues. God still presented the Pharaoh with multiple opportunities to see why he should let Moses and his people go but the Pharaoh chose not to do so. These events are still wondrous as the Israelites escape Egypt.

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“So the children of Israel went into the midst of the Sea on the dry ground, and the waters were a wall to them on their right hand and on their left.”

Exodus 14:22 NKJV

This always reminds me of the scenes from The Prince of Egypt cartoon. Stunning. The wonder of God’s creations being held at bay to protect Moses and the Israelites.

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  1. Thanks for sharing! That documentary sounds interesting I may have to see if I can find it. I can't imagine them explaining all of the plagues happening in quick succession like that, or explaining the loss of all first born sons. But like you said, even if "they" can explain it it still happened just how and when it worked into God's plan!

    1. I tried to find the name of it but couldn't because I think I remembered the wrong host for it. I thought Bob Brier (famous for his pyramids & mummy documentaries) did it but it wasn't listed for him.