Crossing the Red Sea

This is a simplified version of the Bible story found in Exodus 14, written for children to understand. For the original version, please refer to the Bible passage.

God told Moses to have the people of Israel camp by the Red Sea. God knew that Pharaoh, the king of Egypt, would try to catch them because he didn’t want them to leave Egypt. God wanted to show His power and let everyone know that He is the Lord.

When Pharaoh found out that the people of Israel had left, he changed his mind and decided to chase them with his army and lots of chariots. The people of Israel saw Pharaoh and his army coming and were very scared. They cried out to God and asked Moses why he had brought them into the wilderness to die. They thought it would have been better to stay in Egypt and be slaves.

Moses told the people not to be afraid because God would save them. He said they would never see the Egyptians again because God would fight for them.

God told Moses to lift up his staff and stretch out his hand over the sea. God would make a path through the water for the people of Israel to walk on dry ground. God would also make the Egyptians follow them so He could show His power.

An angel of God and a big cloud moved between the people of Israel and the Egyptians to keep them apart. Then Moses stretched out his hand over the sea, and God made a strong wind blow all night to push the water apart. The people of Israel walked through the sea on dry ground, with walls of water on both sides.

The Egyptians chased them into the sea, but God made their chariots get stuck and they panicked. They realized that God was fighting for the people of Israel, so they tried to run away.

God told Moses to stretch out his hand again, and the water came back together, covering the Egyptians, their chariots, and their horses. Not one of them was left. The people of Israel had walked through the sea on dry ground, with walls of water on both sides.

That day, God saved the people of Israel from the Egyptians. They saw God’s great power and believed in Him and His servant Moses.

Biblical Lessons

  • Trust in God’s protection and guidance.
  • God’s power is greater than any human power.
  • God is always with His people, even in difficult situations.
  • Belief and faith in God and His chosen leaders are important.
  • God’s plan and timing are perfect.

Related Stories

The Birth of Moses

The Burning Bush

The Exodus

Egypt’s Ten Plagues

The Waters of Meribah