Morning Star Graphics
Roger A. Duffy, Pen & Ink
Then the LORD said to Moses, "Why are you crying out to me? Tell the Israelites to move on. Raise your staff and stretch out your hand over the sea to divide the waters so that the Israelites can go through the sea on dry ground."
Small: w 18.00” x h 7.00”
Large: w 22.00” x h 8.50”
We are all acquainted with how GOD called Moses at the burning bush to go back to Egypt to deliver His people from the bondage of slavery. GOD began to do plague after plague, till the last plague of the first-born sons and animals. The Passover was instituted, the lamb was slain and the blood was applied to each door post and lintel. With the death of his first-born son, Pharaoh finally gave the command to release the people of Israel and let them worship in the mountain of GOD. God led them to the Red Sea and when Pharaoh changed his mind and pursued Israel they seemed to be in a hopeless situation. Moses turned to GOD in prayer for deliverance. GOD said, “why are you praying, lift up your hand” and see the power of the Living GOD. GOD went before Moses in this deliverance and knew each and every step that must be taken by Israel. I tried to illustrate the desire of GOD to have His people come before Him and worship Him at the mountain of GOD. It was GOD who opened the Red Sea and His will to be their GOD and them His people. So I tried to have the Red Sea open from where the desire originated from (GOD), and Moses’ faith being so small (only what he could see). God was before him on the mountain and with him at the edge of the Red Sea. The Holy Spirit was before him on the mountain (the clouds) and with him in the power to open a way and behind him to protect him with a pillar of fire. Christ the LORD had to be there as well and so I depicted Him as the Rock of our salvation, the same Rock that followed Israel in the desert. So unnoticeable in scripture the three are one in this deliverance. Although Jesus Christ is the small Rock hidden in the sand beside Moses, He was there just like for our deliverance from sin on the cross. Some did not see Him; they could only see the carpenter’s son. Some saw a blasphemer of the temple and others looked for a sign for Him to deliver Himself from the cross. But for the love of GOD He stayed till the end, just as the Rock of our Salvation stood and followed His people through the difficulties of their lives. He was faithful then and He is faithful now to deliver us, faithful in the waters of baptism, faithful in the presence of GOD and faithful to bring us home to that land of milk and honey.