The Red Sea & the Scarlet Cord [Devotion]
Today I wanted to share a quick thought with you about what I hope for this film. I want this film to be like the parting of the Red Sea. I'll show you what I mean. In the book of Joshua, chapter two, we find the spies that Joshua sent to Jericho hiding out in the house of Rahab the prostitute. While there are plenty of lessons to be learned from the account itself I want to zero in on one specific thing that Rahab says to the spies. In verses nine through eleven she says, "I know that the Lord has given you the land, and that the fear of you has fallen upon us, and that all the inhabitants of the land melt away before you. For we have heard how the Lord dried up the water of the Red Sea before you when you came out of Egypt, and what you did to the two kings of the Amorites who were beyond the Jordan, to Sihon and Og, whom you devoted to destruction. And as soon as we heard it, our hearts melted, and there was no spirit left in any man because of you, for the Lord your God, he is God in the heavens above and on the earth beneath." The crossing of the Red sea had taken place over forty years before and yet it still caused the people of Jericho to tremble at the thought of God. It's interesting that even though they were pagans they realized that God was working and they could not deny it even if they refused to acknowledge Him as God! I want this film to be the kind of miracle where even God's hard-core enemies cannot deny He is at work! Perhaps, Lord willing, some of them will be like Rahab and respond in obedience and faith. But either way may the Lord receive many years of glory and praise for this project!