Exodus 14:21-15:1 Reflection:
This is one of those readings that people who like to ridicule the Bible use frequently. It is the story of the parting of the Red Sea and those of an atheist mindset love to point to this story to show how silly the Bible is.
There are a couple of points to make. First there are certain physical conditions, although wind speeds and direction have to be precise, when the Red Sea actually does part.
Second, why shouldn't God do a miracle if he wants?
But the third point is to look at the story from the point of view of the Jewish people's mindset: something dramatic happened at this time in which God intervened directly in the lives of the people and the history of the nation.
That is the way that I tend to see all these stories; they are the response of a people to the work of God in their lives. They tell of the wondrous deeds that God has done.
We moderns tend to be too fact based; we never stand in awe of the wonderful work of God in our lives. Being fact based we narrow our view; God is so much more than a mere list of facts. He is behind everything, not just this or that, but everything.
If we would only widen our horizon and see God as Lord and master of all. Or if you want to get stuck in a world the size of an atom, then so be it, but you miss so much of life's glory by limiting your vision and the work of God.