He divided the sea and led them through;
he made the water stand up like a wall.
He guided them with the cloud by day
and with light from the fire all night.
The famous Spanish poet Antonio Machado once wrote a poem that was popularized by the Spanish-Catalan poet Joan Manuel Serrat, that says: “Wanderer, there is no road─ only wakes upon the sea.” Well, what a wake was left by these wanderers that came out of Egyptian slavery into the freedom of the desert! The sea that normally hides the paths that God has prepared for us, split wide open to allow the migrating Israelites to cross without hindrance to freedom. The lives of the children of God are well marked paths in which we can place our confidence that they will lead us to our destination. The liberated Jews did not have a compass or a map to tell them where to go or where to turn the corner. However, they had none other than the Creator of the universe removing obstacles and pointing out the road with signs and wonders.
Moses reminded the fearful Israelites of God’s words: “During the forty years that I led you through the wilderness, your clothes did not wear out, nor did the sandals on your feet. You ate no bread and drank no wine or other fermented drink. I did this so that you might know that I am the LORD your God” Moses emphasized what God said: “There you saw how the LORD your God carried you, as a father carries his son, all the way you went until you reached this place” Let us, therefore, stop wandering through uncertain paths and let us follow the signs and directions which God has placed for us to stay on the right path. The sweet voice of our beloved Savior calls us to follow him. Do not disregard his call, otherwise we’ll run the serious risk of deviating from the path to end up lost in the midst of solitude. God has shown us the path to follow, let us follow him without delay. To God alone be the glory!