Parting the Red Sea

Thought of the day, taken from The Circle Maker by Mark Batterson:

“All of us love miracles. We just don’t like being a situation that necessitates one.

We hate finding ourselves between an Egyptian army and a Red Sea, but that is how God reveals his glory. We want God to part the Red Sea while the Egyptian army is still in Egypt. We want God to provide for our need before we even need it.

…Yet God sets up camp where there is no means of retreat. Sometimes God leads us to a place where we have nowhere to turn but to him; our only option is to trust him.

So why does God wait until the very last second to make his move? Why does he let the Egyptian army get that close?…We love those kinds  of movies, don’t we? Unless, of course, we’re in the middle of them…The God who provides just enough parts the Red Sea just in time.”