“Then Moses stretched out his hand over the sea. The Lord drove the sea back by a strong east wind all night, and turned the sea into dry land; and the waters were divided.” -Exodus 14:21
When Cecil B. DeMille released The Ten Commandments in 1956, it was the most expensive movie made at that time, costing $13 million. The parting of the Red Sea was considered the most difficult special effect created, and the movie won an Oscar for its special effects. In 2014, Ridley Scott released his film Exodus: Gods and Kings. With a budget approaching $200 million, Scott and the special effects crew used CGI to create the parting of the Red Sea. You can’t have a movie about Moses and the Exodus without the parting of the Red Sea.
Our reading of Exodus now brings us to the pivotal moment. There is a lot to catch our attention in this story –walls of water, winds, the Egyptian army, Moses with his arms raised– the real focus of this story is God. This is God’s power at work in the world. This is God’s story.
Join us this Sunday at 6 pm in the chapel at Trinity Commons as we gather for worship and to hear the story of God’s saving acts. Remember to wear a mask and use the online bulletin or bring your prayer book. You can also join us online via Zoom.