The Exodus from Egypt is the most important of all of the Old Testament stories of the Lord’s relationship with his people. Why? Because it proved to the children of Israel that there is absolutely nothing that is impossible for God. His faithfulness is so firm that he will do anything, including miracles like the parting of the Red Sea in order to cement his covenant in the hearts of his chosen people.
Then the LORD said to Moses, “Why are you crying out to me?
Tell the children of Israel to go forward.
And you, lift up your staff and, with hand outstretched over the sea,
split the sea in two,
that the children of Israel may pass through it on dry land.
But I will make the Egyptians so obstinate
that they will go in after them.
Then I will receive glory through Pharaoh and all his army,
his chariots and charioteers.
The Egyptians shall know that I am the LORD,
when I receive glory through Pharaoh
and his chariots and charioteers.”
God’s faithfulness continues today. For us, he did a thing even greater than parting the Red Sea. He sent his Son to redeem us. And even when we turn our face away from him, he continues to pursue us.
He loves us with an everlasting love.