“You split the sea so I could walk right through it. My fears were drowned in perfect love. You rescued me so I could stand and sing ‘I am a child of God.'”[“No Longer Slaves,” by Jonathan David Helser]
Though none of us living at this time in history were among those who stood beside Moses with Pharaoh’s army at our backs and the Red Sea in front of us. However, most all of us can relate to that threatening place of needing the massive waters to part. Our testimonies are many and they are varied, but none compare to the power released when we were delivered from the world [Egypt] through salvation and when we watched the waters part as we rose from the waters of baptism ~ our very own “Red Sea” experience.
The song continues: “I’m no longer a slave to fear; I am a child of God.” This could only be true if we believe by faith that our fears were drowned in those waters. As He ‘split the sea,’ did we really, by faith, ‘walk right through it’? Was the foundation under our feet secured and did He in fact hold back the waters as we walked to the other side…the side of deliverance and freedom?
Has it been settled in our souls that we were in fact rescued? That’s the only way we can “stand and sing, I am a child of God.” The waters parted, but do we believe they fell to our enemy’s demise as we stood in Christ Jesus on the other side. If so, we may then live victoriously as one who has truly been rescued.
The Israelites sang this song, post-sea experience: “I will sing to the Lord for He is highly exalted. The horse and its rider He has hurled into the sea. The Lord is my strength and my song; He has become my salvation.” [Exodus 15:1-2]