The Waters Parted
The LORD said to Moses, “Why do you cry to me? Tell the people of Israel to go forward.
Lift up your staff, and stretch out your hand over the sea and divide it, that the people of Israel
may go through the sea on dry ground. Then Moses stretched out his hand over the sea, and
the LORD drove the sea back by a strong east wind all night and made the sea dry land, and the
waters were divided. And the people of Israel went into the midst of the sea on dry ground, the
waters being a wall to them on their right hand and on their left.
Exodus 14:15-16, 21-22 (ESV)
I’ve never been all that interested in science, but I find the research of miracles in the Bible
fascinating. Today, I would like for us to read Exodus 14, and ponder the magnitude of the Lord
parting the Red Sea.
The water volume of the Red Sea, according to one source is 56,000 cubic miles. That’s a lot of
water! Now, consider exactly how one would go about separating the water in this massive sea
so much that people would be able to walk through on dry land. There was clearly some divine
intervention. This is one of the cases in the bible where some scientists are now proving that a
mighty wind can actually part an entire body of water. Friends, God’s power is indescribable. It
truly is. He used wind to save a large group of people!
What we need to understand about the Israelites' situation here is that there was seemingly no
way out. If they were going to survive, God had to provide a way. Have you found yourself in
that type of situation? How did you respond? Did you seek God? Brothers and sisters, let’s do
our best to trust God more and more each day. I know it isn’t easy, but it’s the best response,
By: Marcus Steury