Reading: Exodus 24: 19-25
Verse 21: All that night the Lord drove back the sea.
The Israelites experience God’s presence in several ways in today’s passage. God moves the pillar of cloud to be a barrier to keep the Egyptian army at bay. This same cloud gives light in the darkness so the Israelites can move. God next provides a way: “All that night the Lord drove back the sea”. The sea floor is made dry and the people of God pass over. That same sea bed is made muddy and the Egyptians get mired down. Chariots wheels fall off, stalling them out completely so that the waters can come over them all – drowning every single Egyptian soldier. God at work in powerful ways.
Al times we too can see God at work n our lives. Some of the time we can see how God has opened a door or provided a way when we saw none, bringing hope, relief, joy… Other times a door closes or we become stymied. After our initial frustration we find a new way or a path forward. In both cases we can see God at work when we look back and reflect. It is almost as if there were step by step instructions being worked out as we wandered along. It is only with some reflection that we can see God’s hand at work.
Just as with the Israelites, we too remember these times of God’s hand at work and we rejoice. Our faith grows as we see how God has worked plans once again for our good, demonstrating His great love for us. This day may we look back at some of our God moments and bring God our praise.