Remember What You Saw

Exodus 14:28-29 ESV
“The waters returned and covered the chariots and the horsemen; of all the host of Pharaoh that had followed them into the sea, not one of them remained.  But the people of Israel walked on dry ground through the sea, the waters being a wall to them on their right hand and on their left.”

We remember events, but what locks in those memories is our five senses. For the children of Israel, and this great miracle, the wind was blowing stiffly. The Red Sea stood up like walls on each side of them. And I’m sure the dried seabed had a pungent smell to it. 

Now team that up with the fact that they were rushing through the seabed to get away from the enemy, and the fear was real, that should have been a memory for a lifetime.  The Jews do celebrate the Passover every year since the first Passover. I would also be celebrating the miracle of the parting of the Red Sea as a landmark of God’s grace and mercy and a miracle above all miracles of God’s deliverance. That type of miracle is life changing.

Do you remember some of the life changing miracles in your life? I certainly do, and most of them I will never forget the sights and the elations or the fears associated with those miracles. Why remember so vividly? To praise God over and over again for His goodness and mercies.

Lord God, thank you for the memories in Your word of all the great and awesome miracles that You did for Your people. Thank you for all the everyday miracles I see and for the big miracles that I will never forget. In Your name Lord God, Amen!