You know those “Red Sea moments” in life where God miraculously saves the day—the times when you faced a dead-end and He, out of nowhere, makes a path for you? And as a bonus destroys your enemies?
We’ve all had them. And yes, they are monumental times to reflect on and remind ourselves of God’s faithfulness.
Today, I am challenged to forget the yesterdays, even the good ones, and to look forward. Sometimes we hang on to yesterday’s victories a little too tight and they become a hindrance to moving forward in the tomorrows of life.
Isaiah 43:16-19 tells of the miracles God did in parting the Red Sea and destroying His people’s enemies—one of the greatest miracles recorded in the Bible. But the very next verse (18) tells us to forget all that. Why? Because it is nothing compared to what is ahead. Verse 19 is a breath of fresh air, it says He is going to do something new.
I am craving something new. Expectant with the unknown and the excitement of tomorrow.
What about you?
I am the Lord, who opened a way through the waters, making a dry path through the sea. I called forth the mighty army of Egypt with all its chariots and horses. I drew them beneath the waves, and they drowned, their lives snuffed out like a smoldering candlewick.
But forget all that—it is nothing compared to what I am going to do. For I am about to do something new. See, I have already begun! Do you not see it? I will make a pathway through the wilderness. I will create rivers in the dry wasteland.
Jesus was the something new that God was going to do. Yes, a much greater miracle than walking on the dry ground of a parted sea, and the destruction of an evil army.
Jesus—the Redeemer of so much more—the redeemer of everything. The redeemer of our very heart and soul. Jesus the author of something new.
Today, be challenged to forget yesterday. Invite Jesus to work the miraculous in your heart, soul and life—therefore redeeming all your tomorrows.