Monday’s Moment

What ailed thee, O thou sea, that thou fleddest? thou Jordan, that thou was driven back (Psalm 114:5).
The psalmist spoke of Israel being delivered by the separating of the Red Sea and of the Jordan River. He then asked the question, What ailed thee (Red Sea and Jordan River)? What phenomenon caused these waters to open and to provide dry passage for Israel?

The cause of these two great events is, God; God is the answer; God is the reason.Oh, not just any god, but the one true God. The God who created all things; the God who spake and it was done; the God who before the creation of the world, knew the scheme of redemption for mankind; the God who was willing to become man, to save man; the God who was willing to die, so that man could live. God who divided the Red Sea, created the Red Sea; God who divided the Jordan River, created the Jordan River. God is not a god who hears nothing, but He is the God who hears all things; He is not a god who knows nothing, but He is the God who knows all things; He is not a god who sees nothing, but He is the God who sees all things; He is not a god who has no power, but He is the God who is all-powerful. God who uses earth as His footstool can easily divide, what would be to Him, a small amount of water. 

At times we may think that trials in our lives are as big as the sea or as powerful as a river, but we must remember we serve the One who created the sea and the river. We serve the One who created all things and we serve the One who is has the power to easily handle any situation that arises in our lives.When Israel’s path was hampered by the Red Sea and the Jordan River, God opened both waters, but Israel had to cross in the path provided by God. God has promised that He provides a way of escape from every temptation (I Corinthians 10:13), but we must follow God’s path of escape.

As we face the trials of life, let us seek God’s path of escape and let us follow God’s path of escape.