I want to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving. Though many of us won’t be celebrating in the same way or with all the same people we usually do, we still have many reasons to give thanks. The foremost blessing I’m grateful for this season is the amazing story of redemption we have in Jesus Christ. This year may have felt like one big dilemma, but we can give thanks that we have a hope that supersedes 2020.
Dilemmas go by a lot of nicknames. Some people call experiencing a dilemma being in a jam. Other people call it being in a catch-22. Some label it a predicament. Others say they are in a pit. You may have heard the phrase “up a creek without a paddle” or that their back is up against a wall.
Dilemmas are simply those situations we call the “no-win scenario.” Any direction that you choose, it’s a lose-lose. There is no way out, up or over. You are stuck.
After the Israelites were released from Egypt, the Pharaoh changed his mind and pursued them to the shores of the Red Sea. Here the children of Israel found themselves trapped between the sea and the advancing Egyptian army. The story of how they miraculously crossed the Red Sea is referenced time and again, including in the New Testament. In Hebrews 11:29 it says, “By faith they passed through the Red Sea as though they were passing through dry land; and the Egyptians, when they attempted it, were drowned.” This is no small occurrence. What happened at the Red Sea has lessons within lessons within lessons for us.
Israel had their kingdom encounter with God in the context of what looked like an unsolvable dilemma. In times of doubt, you must remember that God always has a purpose in what He does. With God there aren’t any “no-win” situations. He rescued His people, and He will rescue you.What happened at the Red Sea has lessons within lessons within lessons for us. Click To Tweet