March 28: God’s Pathway to Freedom

Read Exodus 14

“Then Moses stretched out his hand over the sea, and all that night the LORD drove the sea back with a strong east wind and turned it into dry land. The waters were divided, and the Israelites went through the sea on dry ground, with a wall of water on their right and on their left” (14:21-22).

What was it like to see it firsthand? The day God rearranged the sea and made a hallway for His children to walk through.

It was a freedom trail of their very own, built with walls of water. The flooring made of sand. Perfectly lit and just wide enough to get each and every Israelite, with all of their belongings, from bondage and captivity to freedom and deliverance.

It was the trail that ran through the middle of the Red Sea.

Almighty God split open a sea so His children could be free. He literally cut a path straight through an ocean and lit it up for every last one of them to see it. That path walked them straight through impossibility to the land of no more bondage.

No question whose path it was. No wondering who provided their deliverance. Only God can make walls out of water.

The picture remains unfathomable. Not just the walls of water but the mere logistics. How did hundreds of thousands of people pass through in such a short period of time? Did they go single file? Did anyone stop to rest and lean against the (water) wall to take a load off?

What a way to begin their journey to freedom! The Israelites were finally free! Four hundred thiry years to the day they had been in Egypt. (See 12:41.) God remembered every single promise He had made. And He moved a sea to make it happen.

He’s done it for you and me too, rearranged impossible to make us free. The hallway He gave us doesn’t lead through a sea. It’s shaped like a cross, and its walls are made of Jesus Christ’s blood. A trail that leads from sin-enslavement and despair to freedom and real life.

Each step the Israelites took through that water-walled hallway took real and true faith that the walls wouldn’t cave. That His path would actually lead them to freedom. Our trail takes faith too. Faith that His way is the only one. Faith that His blood is the only way to real freedom.

brw

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