The Bible is filled with marvels, things beyond our comprehension, things so amazing that they may seem like they can’t be true, and yet, they are true. The psalmist addressed a few of these in his challenge. His hope was that if people knew of God’s amazing works, they would put their trust in Him, even if those of old didn’t always trust.
He said, “Then they would put their trust in God and would not forget his deeds but would keep his commands. They would not be like their ancestors—a stubborn and rebellious generation, whose hearts were not loyal to God, whose spirits were not faithful to him. The men of Ephraim, though armed with bows, turned back on the day of battle; they did not keep God’s covenant and refused to live by his law. They forgot what he had done, the wonders he had shown them. He did miracles in the sight of their ancestors in the land of Egypt, in the region of Zoan. He divided the sea and led them through; he made the water stand up like a wall. He guided them with the cloud by day and with light from the fire all night. He split the rocks in the wilderness and gave them water as abundant as the seas; he brought streams out of a rocky crag and made water flow down like rivers.” Psalm 78:7-16
God did miracles in Egypt before the eyes of the Israelites.
He divided the sea and made a wall of water on both sides for the people to cross on dry land.
He guided them with a cloud by day and fire by night.
He made water pour from rocks.
I have never seen a sea divide and become a wall on both sides. I have not experienced water coming forth from a rock. And yet, I believe. I was taught from my youth that this was truth and it settled down into my heart. I believe. I want my children, grandchildren, and all the generations coming to believe. The cry of my heart is that I can pass this on to those coming behind.
Dear Heavenly Father, help me to be faithful to teach and share. Open the hearts of those coming behind me to be receptive to truth and not turn away.