B’Shallach (After he had let go)
John 6:25-35; 19:31-37
Stand and See
Have you ever tried to imagine the first day of the Hebrews journey from Egypt? Their previous 24 hours had been anything but normal. It all began with the slaying of the cuddly lamb, a quick meal followed by wailing throughout the land and then Pharaoh giving them the “boot”! Now more than a million people are making there way through the desert with wagons packed full of necessities and the plunder of the Egyptian people. Fueled by adrenaline, excitement and very little sleep, conversations were more than likely filled with emotion. Excitement with hope along with hesitancy of the unknown certainly prevailed among the people. Nonetheless they moved forward from their temporary home of Egypt and headed in the direction of a covenant land they had only heard of.
I would imagine the talk was intertwined with the events resulting from the plagues of the past year or so and the celebratory excitement of their newfound freedom. Boastful comments such as, “That Elohim of ours really showed those Egyptians a thing or two” may have been spoken throughout the caravan. (Click to Article)