As we celebrate our King again today, my focus is on His capacity to weave together strategy that is seen as incredibly profound in retrospect, but that is not understood at the moment.
Take the idea of the Hebrews marching into the cul-de-sac at the Red Sea. At the time, it seemed like a deadly mistake on the part of Moses and God. However, in retrospect we see God baiting a trap with the Hebrews, then springing the trap in such a way that the Egyptian government and military leadership were utterly crushed. After that incident, the Israelites did not have to look over their shoulder anymore, worrying about a surprise attack.
In the moment – terrifying. In retrospect – brilliant.
Join me in celebrating several other aspects of God’s strategy which are only seen in retrospect.
Copyright August 2015 by Arthur Burk
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