I’ve been thinking about transition this week. About how sometimes the take-off part of a journey can be the scariest bit (those of you who hate flying I’m sure can relate). These moments in life are often at the point of no return, when you make a decision before you know the whole outcome, or when you commit to a change but need the faith to believe you have what it takes to walk it out.
As I’ve been thinking about transition, I started to wonder what the Israelites felt like when they crossed the red sea. We often hear a great deal about the journey that brought them to the point of their crossing, and about their journey afterwards but I haven’t reflected much on what the journey through the sea must have been like? It isn’t like the miracle God provided was the end of the story was it? God parted the sea, but they needed the bravery and the courage to actually walk through to the other side. I wonder what they were thinking as they crossed? “What if the water doesn’t hold?” “What will be waiting for us on the other side?” “Will we all make it across, or will we be separated from those we love?”.
We often spend so much time praying and waiting for our miracle that when it comes, we forget we need the faith and the courage to grab a hold of it! Sometimes the take-off is the hardest part! Are you looking at a take-off moment in your own life right now? Is there something wonderful, or challenging in-front of you that will launch you into your next season? You will have to be brave and confront it head on if you want to get to where you’re going! Thankfully when we have to be brave, we are not alone! Let’s not forget who our God is in the middle of the sea. As the popular worship song ‘Oceans’ says:
You call me out upon the waters
The great unknown where feet may fail
And there I find You in the mystery
In oceans deep
My faith will stand
Let’s stand in faith for the completion of our miracles, for the transition into new seasons and for the strength in Christ alone to sustain us on the Journey!