In Exodus 14, the Israelites have fled Egypt and find themselves backed up at the edge of the Red Sea with the full force and might of Egypt’s army descending onto them. And in that moment, we see the people react with real fear. Fear, we learn, is paralyzing. It assumes that the very worst outcome is going to happen, and that we - in the end - are all alone and there is no one coming to save us. But this story shows the opposite. That Yahweh is a God who rescues. And that truth allows us to move past fear into something far more wonderful: trusting hope.