Surrounded by Fish

Surrounded by Fish

Mrs. Moses Diary

“Then Moses stretched out his hand over the sea, and all that night the LORD drove the sea back with a strong east wind and turned it into dry land. The waters were divided, and the Israelites went through the sea on dry ground, with a wall of water on their right and on their left.” Exodus 14:21-22 (NIV)

by Bonnie Beardsley

Dear Diary,

Pharaoh let us go after the last plague.

Even the Egyptians were glad that we were leaving.

We could have gone a shorter way when we left but that was not the way God showed with the pillar of fire and cloud for us to go. It led us to the Red Sea.

Pharaoh must have changed his mind. His army came after us. The people started to panic. Then the pillar of fire and the cloud moved from in front of us to behind and blocked the path of the Egyptians.

Moses held his staff over the Red Sea and a wind started to blow. The water parted and made a wall on either side of the path the wind created.

When Moses told us to go across the ground was dry. No one got mud on their shoes. The animals and carts didn’t get stuck. The ground was dry as dry could be.

When I looked at the walls of water there were fish that swam up to the end of the water. I wondered what they thought about all of us walking where they normally swam.

The pillar allowed the soldiers to come after us but their chariots got stuck in mud. Once we were on the other side, Moses raised his staff and the water went back together. Then the people believed God sent Moses.

About Bonnie Beardsley

Bonnie Beardsley is a wife and mother of two boys. Her boys are grown and live on their own, but their dogs are still with her. Before the boys were born she wrote puppet skits for her church’s kids’ church. She is in the middle of writing her first book. Visit her at

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