Written by Dan Ernst
In the book of Exodus, Moses describes the devastation, bondage, and tragedy that the Israelites encountered as a result of being enslaved in Egypt. Through Moses’ obedience, the Lord delivers the Israelites out of the hands of the Egyptians. The Lord did this by providing a way for them to cross the Red Sea. Exodus 12:31 states, “Then he called for Moses and Aaron by night, and said, “Rise, go out from among my people, both you and the children of Israel. And go, serve the Lord as you have said.””
As I try to place myself next to Moses and Aaron that night as God spoke to them, I can only imagine the depth of their relationship with Him. God entrusted Moses to hear his voice and lead a group of people out of bondage. This dialogue between God and Moses did not end here. As we read through the rest of the book of Exodus, it is evident that God spoke to Moses multiple times to bring safety, guidance, and direction to the people of Israel.
The bible describes the detailed events of the Israelite’s fleeing out of Egypt. Moses and the people of Israel were trapped between the mountains and the sea. The Egyptian army was in pursuit of the Israelite’s lives. The Egyptian horses and chariots were chasing them down. Amongst the chaos and unfamiliarity of the situation, Moses was in constant relationship with the Lord. Amidst the fear and uncertainty of death, Moses was able to hear the voice of the Lord and speak to the Israelites by saying, “Do not be afraid. Stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord, which He will accomplish for you today” (Exodus 14:13).
During these unprecedented times, we experience a range of emotions. God is still speaking to us in the middle of the chaos around us. In our fears, anxieties, and uncertainties, God’s voice is the voice of truth. His voice provides wisdom, strength, and direction. We learn from Moses, that even during circumstances that seem overwhelming and daunting, we need to be in constant relationship with the Lord to receive his guidance. It is my prayer today that you are in relentless pursuit of the Lord during this season so you too can hear God’s voice to receive encouragement and to project that encouragement to others. As you go about your day, consider this verse: “Do not be afraid. Stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord, which He will accomplish for you today”.