Fear not, stand firm, and see the salvation of the Lord. (Exodus 14:13)
This scene from the Book of Exodus finds the people of Israel between a rock and a hard place. Behind them: the fearsome army of Pharaoh. In front of them: the impassable sea. These stirring words of Moses call them to stand and see the salvation of the Lord.
Today, on Sunday, we rest in an even greater victory. Jesus, the greater Moses, won the salvation for us that we could never win for ourselves. Now we, too, are free from fear, for perfect love casts out fear. We, too, stand and see the salvation of the Lord. We rest in Christ's finished work, and we gather for worship to celebrate his mighty victory.
In the days ahead, we continue to express our dependence on God as we pray. Today, the day of the Lord, we rest and worship!