4 April 2010 (Rishon/Pesach)|
Day #20, 5934 AM
Chag haMatzah 2010
I Will Sing to Yahweh!
The crossing of Yam Suf or the Red Sea was, most would agree, one of the greatest rescues in history. And the Song of Moses that followed it is arguable one of the greatest praise songs ever written. You can feel the renewed trust reverberating through his words. And this would become a story that would be told century after century down to our own day.
"I will sing to Yahweh, for He has triumphed gloriously! The horse and its rider He has thrown into the sea! Yahweh is my strength and song, and He has become my salvation (Yah'shua); He is my Elohim, and I will praise Him; my father's Elohim, and I will exalt Him. Yahweh is a man of war; Yahweh is His name. Pharaoh's chariots and his army He has cast into the sea; His chosen captains also are drowned in the Red Sea. The depths have covered them; they sank to the bottom like a stone.
"Your right hand, O Yahweh, has become glorious in power; Your right hand, O Yahweh, has dashed the enemy in pieces. And in the greatness of Your excellence You have overthrown those who rose against You; You sent forth Your wrath; it consumed them like stubble. And with the blast of Your nostrils the waters were gathered together; the floods stood upright like a heap; the depths congealed in the heart of the sea. The enemy said, 'I will pursue,I will overtake,I will divide the spoil; my desire shall be satisfied on them. I will draw my sword, my hand shall destroy them.' You blew with Your wind, the sea covered them; they sank like lead in the mighty waters.
"Who is like You, O Yahweh, among the elohim (gods)? Who is like You, glorious in holiness, fearful in praises, doing wonders? You stretched out Your right hand; the earth swallowed them. You in Your mercy have led forth the people whom You have redeemed; You have guided them in Your strength To Your holy habitation.
"The people will hear and be afraid; sorrow will take hold of the inhabitants of Philistia. Then the chiefs of Edom will be dismayed; the mighty men of Moab, trembling will take hold of them; all the inhabitants of Canaan will melt away. Fear and dread will fall on them; by the greatness of Your arm they will be as still as a stone, till Your people pass over, O Yahweh, till the people pass over whom You have purchased. You will bring them in and plant them in the mountain of Your inheritance, in the place, O Yahweh, which You have made For Your own dwelling, the sanctuary, O Yahweh, which Your hands have established.
"Yahweh shall reign forever and ever" (Ex 15:1-18, NKJV).
It is appropriate and good to pour out praises to Yahweh-Elohim when we see Him at work in great and miraculous ways. However, these are not the only times He deserves our worship and adoration. Too often we wait for Yahweh to perform some great personal answer to prayer before we feel like singing His praises. But does Yahweh actually owe us any miracles like the one the Israelites experienced during Chag haMatazah all that time ago? Since then He has performed many miracles and continues to do so even today.
Have you considered the possibility that Yahweh didn't perform this great Chag haMatzah miracle in order to prove His greatness to them and to us? Was such a miracle needed as proof? Certainly not. The whole Creation shouts His greatness - how can we compare the Red Sea parting with that? Moreover, the miracle of the Creation is visible for everyone to see at all times! And with all the great scientific discoveries of the last century we can be filled with even more wonderment and praise.
At this time of the year, though, we see in the spring festivals the types of an even greater miracle when it comes to the meeting of our own needs - the miracle of the ultimate sacrifice of Yah'shua (Jesus) which brings us eternal life and provides the Creation with the green light to become immortal as we will in resurrection power. As it is the Cosmos is decaying, but the death of the Son of Elohim on the Cross of Calvary restored and makes permanent not just us but also the entire created universe!
Are you waiting for a miracle so that you can really praise Him? Yahweh has done more than enough of them already. Look around you and echo the praises of Moses, giving El Elyon - the Most High - your unconditional praises!
 J. David Branon, One More Miracle (Our Daily Bread, RBC Ministries, Grand Rapids, MI: August 30, 1998).