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. A God that is pure and holy. A God that created each and every one of us.
Including the Egyptians.
They were ones He desired to be called His own. They too were created because He desired them 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 that had to have ripped His heart out. Knowing that when they drowned, with their last breath, there also went their last chance to turn to Him.
It is because of how He has shared Himself with us through His Word that I can picture how torn He was. That He was rejoicing with the Israelites in their worship of Him.
And at the same time He wept over those that lay dead on the seashore.