“The Lord is my strength and song, and He has become my salvation; This is my God, and I will praise Him; My father’s God, and I will extol Him.” - Exodus 15:2
Moses and Aaron stood on dry land, but before them lay the army of Egypt—swept away by the waters of the Red Sea. The Israelites had been guided by the Lord to safety and were finally safe from harm. Before them lay a whole new journey fraught with the unknown. But God had blessed the sons and daughters of Israel with a way out from bondage and oppression in Egypt.
God had used a stuttering, outcast orphan to lead a revival and rescue His people from the grip of Pharaoh. Moses and the people of Israel had just witnessed a miraculous deliverance and the destruction of the Egyptian army. Standing along the shoreline, Moses and the Israelites began to sing songs of praise and thanksgiving to God for what He had just done. The people cried out, “In Your lovingkindness You have the people whom You have redeemed; In Your strength You have guided them to Your holy habitation” (Exodus 15:13).
As followers of Christ, we too have been given a way out from sin. We have been rescued from our sins, we have been redeemed by Christ, and we have been restored to a right relationship with God. Like Moses and the Israelites, we can look back on the shore of our own lives and see the enemies of sin and death that have been washed away by the blood of Christ. That is something to truly sing about and something we should share with others. Our God is the God who gave a way out to Israel, and He gives us a way out of our own destruction through faith in Jesus Christ.
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