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.  The Egyptians pursued them, and all Pharaoh’s horses and chariots and horsemen followed them into the sea. During the last watch of the night the Lord looked down from the pillar of fire and cloud at the Egyptian army and threw it into confusion.  He made the wheels of their chariots come off so that they had difficulty driving. And the Egyptians said, “Let’s get away from the Israelites! The Lord is fighting for them against Egypt.”  (Exodus 14:21-25 NIV84)

 

God intervened!  He didn’t just provide some warm and fuzzy spiritual truth to help all to feel good.  He actually intervened into physical nature and human history.  God is willing to touch and change our reality in order to provide us grace and security.  Just look at what He does for the Israelites.  He stands between the Egyptians and the Israelites for an entire evening, leaving it dark on the Egyptian side and light on the Israelite side.  Throughout the night the Lord caused the water of the Red Sea to separate.  He caused a wind to blow which dried the seabed and paved the way for the Israelites to journey across the sea on dry ground.  But that’s not all. When the Egyptians were finally allowed to follow the Israelites across the sea floor, the Lord confused them and began to make their travels difficult.  The Lord caused them to have problems with their horses and chariots.  God’s intervention was so obvious, that even the Egyptians were heard saying, “Let’s get away from the Israelites because the Lord is fighting for them against Egypt.”

 

God intervened then, and He still intervenes today.  If we just looked through the eyes of faith, we would see our God continuously fighting on our behalf.  Even today, our Lord intervenes into this physical world to effect change for our lives.  He does all of this for the sake of His church, the glory of His holy name, and the good of those He loves (you and me).  I have seen and heard of God intervening in relationships, preventing accidents, moving weather patterns, healing the sick and the dying, and so much more.  The fact is, God loves you so much that He would move heaven and earth to meet your need.  Just look at Jesus!

 

Peace!

 

 

Pastor Tom

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