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Crossing the Red Sea

God opens a path for His people to escape.
Contributed by MYELLOVE
Story also available on our translated website: Spanish
Once Moses and the Hebrew slaves had fled, Pharaoh and his officials changed their minds about them and said, ‘What have we done? We have let the Israelites go and have lost their services!’ So they gathered an army and six hundred of the best chariots to chase after them. They caught up with the Hebrew slaves as they camped by the Red Sea. – Slide 1
As Pharaoh approached, the Israelites were terrified and cried out to the Lord. They complained to Moses, ‘Did you bring us out to the desert to die? It would have been better for us to serve the Egyptians than to die here!’ <br/>Moses replied. ‘Do not be afraid. Stand firm and the Lord will deliver us. The Egyptians you see today you will never see again. The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.’ – Slide 2
The angel of God, who had been traveling in front of them, went behind them. The pillar of cloud also moved from in front and stood behind them and the armies of Egypt. <br/>Then Moses stretched out his hand over the sea, and all that night the Lord drove the sea back with a strong east wind and turned it into dry land. – Slide 3
The waters were divided, and the Israelites went through the sea on dry ground, with a wall of water on their right and on their left. – Slide 4
The Egyptians pursued them, but God jammed the wheels of their chariots so that they had difficulty driving. The Egyptians shouted, ‘The Lord is fighting for them against us.’ – Slide 5
The Lord commanded Moses, ‘Stretch out your hand over the sea.’ Moses stretched out his hand over the sea, and at daybreak the sea went back to its place. The water flowed back and swept the Egyptian army away. Not one of them survived. <br/>When the Hebrew slaves saw God's power against the Egyptians, they put their trust in Him. They knew God has set them free! – Slide 6
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