Then the LORD said to Moses, “Why are you crying out to Me? Tell the sons of Israel to go forward.”
“…the Israelites went through the sea on dry ground, with a wall of water on their right and on their left. That day the Lord saved Israel…”
The children of Israel, about two million of them, were hemmed in on every side. They felt the ‘squeeze’ of God. The army of Egypt in pursuit behind, monstrous walls of water on either side, and an unknown future in the wilderness ahead.
Some decisions are irreversible. The Israelites could not un-ring this bell. They made their choice and were now committed. Hemmed in between giant walls of tenuous circumstances threatening collapse whenever the winds of fate changed their direction. They could never return to Egypt. There was only one, singular option… go forward!
On the shore of the Red Sea, God commanded Moses…
“Why are you crying out to Me? Tell the sons of Israel to go forward.”