Last week, my small group from church watched Prince of Egypt during our regular Bible study time. We’d just finished going through the story of Moses and the Exodus, so it seemed appropriate to take an evening to enjoy it on the big screen.
I’d only seen the movie once before, and while it obviously deviates from the biblical account here and there, the truth and power of the story shone through to my heart, nearly bringing tears at times.
A people oppressed and enslaved…yet carrying in their veins divine promise. A frail and imperfect man, not hero material, yet set apart from birth and prepared and called by God to free His people. A burning bush, a wrestling of wills and spiritual powers. A slaughtered lamb, its blood spread over doorframes as a sign to be passed over. A great cry in Egypt, then the final sunrise of hope and freedom. A Pillar of Fire. The parting of the Red Sea. The singing and dancing with tambourines and praises to Adonai.
A mighty God.
The Lord keeps reminding me lately that He is Mighty to Save. Sometimes it’s hard to keep holding on to His promises that He is working, that He will work all things together for good to those who love Him, when with our human eyes we don’t see it yet.
But it must have been that way for the people of Israel too. At first when Moses came saying God had sent him to deliver them, things only got worse for a while. And it was a long time before Pharaoh’s heart softened. Even when he finally let them go, they were met first by a spreading sea and then by a pursuing army.
But God wasn’t surprised. It was all part of His plan—to do something mighty. So they, and all the people of Egypt, would know that He, and no one else, was Lord.
Maybe this video will encourage you, as it has me. Whatever you are dealing with right now…He is mighty to save.
“The LORD your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.” ~ Zephaniah 3:17