All the Best Men?

Children’s Bibles show pictures of the Egyptians being drowned in the Red Sea. Re-reading the story again today, I stopped to think what this event actually meant to the Egyptians. Families had already lost their eldest sons, now all the best fighting men were killed at one swoop. Husbands, son, brothers, uncles, siblings all. How the economy of the country would have suffered for generations.

This was probably the largest occasion of death by drowning in one go. Except for the flood at Noah’s time. Proof that our God hates sin, as well as being a loving God at the same time. No wonder it takes our whole lives to try to understand Him just a little bit.