600,000 men on foot besides women and children (Exodus 12:37), they turned and saw the Egyptians - dead - washed up on the shore.
All of them were dead. No survivors.
And the party began.
The Israelites were in awe of God. Raising their voices up in a song of praise. Moving their feet and bodies in a dance of worship.
And what about God.
"Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness" (Genesis 1:26)
This didn't apply to just Adam and Eve. He made all of man "in Our image" - In His image.
We worship a God of Love.
Including the Egyptians.
Each and every one of us are whom He desires to be called His own. Each and every one of us have been created because He desires all to be with Him. Eternally.
God didn't create any of us - not one - to perish.
But, because of free choice - many have and will.
How many times do I get caught up in being a survivor and not remembering the lost? How often do I not see those who are out to sea, drowning? And if I do see them - "desire" to help them to Him? How often do I look at the lost as not being in His image and write them off - dehumanize them......
I think about how God used the Egyptians for His glory and how it had to have ripped His heart out. Knowing when they drowned, their last breath was also their last chance to turn to Him.
It is because of how He has shared Himself with us through His Word we are able to picture how torn He was.