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Family Devotion: The Israelites Crossed the Red Sea

Last week the children After being slaves the circumstances that faced the Israelites as they crossed the Red Sea. After being slaves in Egypt for hundreds of years, the Israelite people were finally free. It sure didn’t take them long after they left Egypt to start complaining about their circumstances! Think of a time you have faced difficult circumstances and you didn’t respond the way you should have. What could you have done differently?

Trapped between a great expanse of water and an approaching army, Moses again—by God’s help—led the Israelite people to victory. God used Moses to part the waters, allowing His people to walk through on dry ground. Imagine the scene.  God created a way for the Israelite people to escape the harsh treatment of the Egyptian taskmasters. Just as God provided a way of salvation for His people from Egypt, He does the same for His people today. God provided physical salvation for the Israelites, but today, He offers spiritual salvation through the person of Jesus Christ.

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Family Devotion:

Supplies Needed: Bible, paper, pencil, “I Am Yahweh” song from Family App

Gather your family and discuss different plans to escape from your house in case of a fire. Walk from room to room planning an exit. Think about what items you would take before leaving. Perform a drill to see if it works. Write the plan out so everyone remembers the escape route.

Read Exodus 13:21; 14:8-27.

Say: The Israelites were between an approaching Egyptian army and the Red Sea. You could say they were between a “rock and a hard place.” When the Israelites looked both directions they saw no way out and became terrified and cried out to God.

Ask: What did God do for the Israelites?

Say: God miraculously delivered the Israelites from the Egyptians. He not only delivered them, but wiped out the entire army of Pharaoh! When it seemed like there was no way to be delivered from sin, God sent His Son, Jesus. Jesus was sent to rescue us from our sin and wipe away it all—an even more miraculous deliverance.

Make up your own deliverance song or sing “I Am Yahweh.” Read Exodus 15:1-3 together as a family. Praise God for delivering you from sin.