Stand Still, And See

Exodus 14:13 –

And Moses said unto the people, Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD, which He will show to you today: …

A little over a year ago, we had gotten the bad news that a dear family member was diagnosed with cancer. The prognosis was not good as this particular type was highly aggressive.

Radiation and chemotherapy were begun in an effort to combat the effects of the disease. The initial reports following this treatment were encouraging but cautious.

Just a few short months later, the news turned grim.

It was back. It had spread. The worst possible scenario was suddenly upon us. A new round of therapy was planned. Short, intense and not without great danger. To buy time – without it the prognosis was grim – maybe 6 weeks. If the therapy was effective – maybe 6 months.

The therapy was completed in quick order. Improvement. But still, a heavy cloud over everyone.

And then – an overwhelming sense of urgency was upon me. It was obvious – God was telling us to go. Go NOW! Speak of Salvation. Time is short.

God was with us on that trip. Leading. Directing. Speaking.

The enemy showed up, too. As he always does. Unexpected spiritual battles unfolded. Questions, doubts and a nagging, smooth voice that kept suggesting things were fine and nothing needed to be done.

A quick prayer for guidance produced an instant answer – “That’s not My Voice.”

Time to get back to business.

As we prayed together, there wasn’t a dry eye in the house. Brokenness, repentance – and then the overwhelming peace and soaring of the spirit that comes with salvation. You could almost hear as the angels rejoiced.

Luke 19:9 – And Jesus said unto him, “This day is salvation come to this house…”

On our trip back home, the Lord impressed upon me just what had taken place. Those scriptures at the start of this post were literally thundering through my thoughts.

And along with it, that unforgettable and dramatic scene that accompanies those scriptures in the movie “The Ten Commandments.” (Yes – the one with Charlton Heston)

You know the scene – the fiery column holding back the enemy, rendering him powerless while the seas are parted by the breath of God for us to cross over.

The Israelites were allowed to “see” the Salvation of the Lord that day.

Sometimes, He does the same for us today.

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