Remembering Those Unforgettable Miracles
Posted: Thursday, February 1
Verse of the Day:
When the people of Israel saw the mighty power that the Lord had unleashed against the Egyptians, they were filled with awe before him. They put their faith in the Lord and in his servant Moses. (Exodus 14:31)
What’s the most amazing thing you have ever seen? Was it a sight while on vacation? Was it your spouse on your wedding day? The birth of your child? Your desktop screen saver? What about the most amazing sequences of events? Can you think of a time where experiences happened that were so incredible you could never forget them?
Rearing out the escape from Egypt, the Israelites saw one of the most mind blowing series of events that has ever taken place on our planet. In a desperate escape from the approaching Egyptian army, a giant cloud moved around to protect the people, then turned into a wall of fire, followed by the splitting of an enormous sea so that over a million people could walk right through it, ending with the sea closing just in time to kill their enemies. I’m almost certain that anyone there that was capable of remembering those events could recall it all in extreme detail. How could you ever forget something like that?
Yet, they did! Not long after that, the reality of over a million refugees needing to establish home and all of the mess that comes with that took its toll. You’d think that after seeing God save your people in the most epic fashion ever, you’d have faith to trust that He’ll continue to make a way. We’ve all seen miracles. And somehow we, like the Israelites, forget those moments. In the grind of life we can get so narrow focused on the impossible that we lose sight of what God has very clearly done.
In the overwhelming, impossible situations don’t forget what God has done. Look back on those moments where God did miracles in your life and hold tight to the truth of God - He is the God of the supernatural. If we lose grip on those experiences, we like the Israelites will miss the opportunity of faith to continue on and we’ll end up in bigger messes than we ever should have been in. Trust God, remember God, and God will never abandon you.