The Waters Part
and God’s people walk through on dry land

Submitted by Sandi Ochsner

 

Theme: God takes care of His people
Object: God’s people must trust and obey
Scripture: Moses answered the people. Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the Lord will bring you today. …and Moses stretched out his hand over he sea and all that night the Lord drove the sea back with a strong wind and the people crossed on dry land. Exodus 14:15-22

 

After the 10 plagues had come upon the Egyptians, Pharaoh had finally had enough. He went and told all the Israelites to leave and go worship their GOD. So God’s people left quickly before Pharaoh could change his mind again. They all walked — 1000’s and 1000’s of people followed Moses to their new home.

But how would they find it??? God gave them a cloud by day to follow, because it was very hot in the dessert in the daytime and a flame by night so they could see because it was VERY dark out in the dessert at night.

OK, all seems good, right???? Oh no, Pharaoh starts thinking, "What have I done? Who will do all our work we don’t want to do?  Lets go get those slaves back!!!"

So, he got his best fighters and his finest, fastest chariots and away they went after the Hebrews. And don’t forget, what was the Hebrew’s transportation??

That’s right their FEET. So it wouldn’t take the Egyptians long to catch up.

Oh no! Another problem for Moses and God’s people. There was water in front of them and the Egyptians behind. They ask Moses if he brought them out here to die. Moses said, "Don’t be afraid. God will take care of us."  Do you think HE will??

Now God moved the cloud that was leading them to the back of His people and it turned dark so the Egyptians couldn’t see them. Then He told Moses to raise his hand over the water.  Do you know what happened?? That’s right God made a big wind come and the water parted and God’s people walked through on dry land. What do you think the people might have seen in those big waves on both sides of them?

About now the Egyptians found the tracks of God’s people and followed them on what was dry land. But strange things began to happen. The wheels on their chariots fell off and the horses couldn’t pull them and they were afraid.  Then do you know what happened? The water came rushing back washing all the bad people away. While God’s people were safely on the other side.

Do you think they were happy? Do you think they knew God had great power? Do you think they would listen to Moses said from now on?Well they were very happy and all sang a song to God maybe like this:God is so good He’s so good, do you know that song? Sing it with us.

God is so good, Halleluiah God is so good, Halleluiah God is so good, He’s so good to me.

Parting of the Red Sea Craft Activity