If you have ever walked through mud, you know how difficult that can be. Imagine the children of Israel stepping foot onto the floor of the Red Sea; imagine how deep and heavy that mud should have been. Instead, God’s people crossed the Red Sea on dry ground, surely making their travel much easier and faster as the Egyptians closed in hot pursuit.
But there is, perhaps, another reason for God to dry the Red Sea’s floor. Not for practical purposes but to be an exclamation mark on the more noticeable miracle—the waters of the Red Sea walled up on each side. That miracle was astounding, as it should be. But hardened hearts can dismiss even the most amazing miracles of God. Skeptics could claim that the waters were held up by a natural phenomenon, perhaps a strong prevailing wind that “just happened to appear” at “just the right time.” But how can you explain the ground of the Red Sea floor drying instantly? You can’t. It is in this seemingly small detail that we see God confronting even the most skeptical hearts.
What miracles of God have strengthened and deepened your faith the most? Why?