Visitors to the zoo were surprised to see the exhibit labeled “Coexistence” containing a lion and some lambs. the zookeeper explained there was nothing to it. “All I have to do every now and then is add a few fresh lambs.”
Unity and peace can be hard to come by at times. For the Israelites, they had been enslaved and forced to hard labor. After 10 plagues God sent, they had finally been able to leave Egypt but they didn’t get too far down the road before Pharaoh had a change of heart and sent his army after them. The Israelites found themselves trapped between an angry Pharaoh and his army and the uncrossable Red Sea. As any of us would do, they panicked. Moses tells them there is no need to be afraid because God would fight for them…and He does through the miraculous parting of the Red Sea allowing them to cross over and dry land. The battle to be freed from slavery was never theirs. God had been fighting for them since the first plague. Despite the miraculous plaques, the Israelites quickly forgot what all God had done for them and they became afraid and complained to Moses saying “Because there were no graves in Egypt, hast thou taken us away to die in the wilderness?”
Is there a battle you are facing in your life where God says, “Fear not, I will fight for you and you shall hold your peace?” If the battle belongs to God, then leave it with Him, hold your peace, and let Him fight for you. Trust Him.
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