For the past few days, I’ve been talking about the panic that is overwhelming the world right now due to the coronavirus. I’ve written about Peter, who panicked when he took his eyes off of Jesus, and began to sink in the Sea of Galilee. One night I wrote about how Elisha’s servant panicked when he woke up to the Syrian army surrounding the city. Then, Elisha prayed that his eyes be opened and he saw the horses and chariots of fire surrounding the army. “Those who be for us are more than they that be for them” (II Kings 6:16) This led me to remember about the time when the children of Israel panicked.
After fleeing Egypt, God led the Israelites through the way of the wilderness of the Red Sea. The Lord went before them by day in a pillar of a cloud to lead them the way, and by night in a pillar of fire, to give them light to go by day and night. They were camped between Migdol and the Red Sea. The Egyptians pursed after them with horses and chariots of Pharaoh and his horsemen, and his army, and overtook them by the sea. When the Israelites saw the Egyptians marching towards them, they cried out, and said, “Because there were no graves in Egypt, has thou taken us away to die in the wilderness? wherefore hast thou dealt thus with us to carry us forth out of Egypt. . .for it would have been better for us to serve the Egyptians than that we should die in the wilderness.” At this, Moses said unto the people, “Fear ye not, stand still and see the salvation of the Lord, which He will show to you today.” (Exodus 14:1-13) When the children of Israel panicked, they were told to stand still and see. There are times when we just need to wait and see before we panic. We must remember: Who is leading us? Who is in control? “Is there any thing too hard for the Lord?” (Genesis 18:14) Fear ye not. . .
Let us not panic, and of course, wash your hands! God Bless, Courtney