Psalm 114: 3, 5: “The sea looked and fled; the Jordan turned back. What ails you, O sea, that you flee? O Jordan, that you turn back?” The exodus of the Israelites from Egypt began inauspiciously – scarcely were they out of the land of Goshen when they had Pharaoh’s army behind them, and the briny deep before them – caught between the devil and the deep blue sea. Again, as good as dead. And again, no problem for God, Who rescued His people from the sea, while not extending the same courtesy toward the Egyptians. This became the prototypical example of resurrection, possibly becauseChrist is risen, and He is the first of many!