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THE RED SEA

From the May 1958 issue of The Christian Science Journal


WE come at times in our experience to what seem to be impasses, where dangers lie ahead and behind. Then it is that we reach out to God for help. And we may be sure that He never fails us. "Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find," Christ Jesus said (Matt. 7:7).

So it has always been. Centuries ago, in one of the most dramatic events of all history, a great number of men, besides women and children, with "flocks, and herds, even very much cattle" (Ex. 12: 38), began the trek out of Egypt and into the Promised Land under the leadership of Moses.

The Israelites had gone but a short distance, however, when they came to the Red Sea. And here, to all human appearances, it looked as though the Egyptians would overtake them. This would have meant certain destruction for the Israelites. But Moses, with perfect confidence in God, spoke reassuringly to the frightened people (Ex.14:13), "Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord, which he will shew to you to day." Then came the command to go forward. And the Israelites, in obedience to it, went forward and passed through the sea safely on dry ground.

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