January 30, 2019
As He (Jesus) went along, He saw a man blind from birth. His disciples asked Him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” “Neither this man nor his parents sinned,” said Jesus, “but this happened so that the works of God might be displayed in him. John 9:1-3
A few months back we were going through a study in the book of Exodus. We came to the point in the book when the epic scene takes place when God splits the Red Sea and allows Moses and the Israelites to cross it on dry ground.
Now hold up… God… Moses… they expect us (the Israelites) to cross the sea? Go all the way over to the other side? Now I don’t know about you, but I might be a little hesitant. Of course I can see the walls of water on both sides… but my knees are little weak just thinking about it. The question running through my mind is, “what if the water comes back down?”
Why does God place us in situations that seem crazy, that seem completely out there, that make zero sense to us at the time? God puts us in and sends us through situations so that He might receive the glory. Exodus 14:17-18 says this, I will harden the hearts of the Egyptians so that they will go in after them. And I will gain glory through Pharaoh and all his army, through his chariots and his horsemen. The Egyptians will know that I am the Lord when I gain glory through Pharaoh, his chariots and his horsemen.”
God sending the Egyptians after the Israiletes and then drowning them in the sea… that was it! That was for the glory of God and that was to show the Israelites that God can and will crush their enemies!
“I don’t know what will happen…” but God I’m going to take a leap of faith and go where You send me! This has to be our prayer. “I know that the Red Sea can get very very deep… but nevertheless I’m going to go as deep as You send me, with faith and trust that You will see me through!