We all know the story from the Book of Exodus of the Israelites crossing the Red Sea. With Pharaoh’s army in hot pursuit, God parts the Red Sea to give the Israelites an escape route, then closes it on the Egyptians when they try to follow. The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob stretches out His mighty arm, the children of Israel are saved and come into being as a people. The deliverance of the Hebrew people from the Armies of Pharaoh at the Red Sea is the decisive event in the Old Testament, and this show of God’s power provides the background for the Old Testament passages known as “The Song of Miriam.”
Tee “Song of Miriam” has a very special place in the Exodus event. The Old Testament people realized that God’s mighty acts of power and grace called forth from them a specific, tangible response of thanksgiving. They were wise enough to know that it’s not enough just to feel thankful.…
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