The Grief of the Death of Children

It would take ten horrible plagues to persuade Pharaoh to let Israel go. The tenth plague was the worse. All the firstborn in the land of Egypt would die, including the firstborn of all social and income levels, and even of animals. Moses said to Pharaoh, “Then there shall be a great cry throughout all the land of Egypt, such as was not like it before, nor shall be like it again” (Exodus 11:6).
Some of you have lost children or known of a family who have lost children. You know the grief they felt. Then picture every family on your block losing their firstborn child in the same night. Picture further that you learn it has happened throughout the whole city. You learn a little later that the whole nation has suffered from the same fate.
What would the cry throughout all the nation be like? That begins to give us a glimmer of what Egypt experienced, all because of the arrogant, pride-filled, stubborn hearts of their Pharaoh and his servants.
What do nations suffer when they refuse to submit to God, the possessor of heaven and earth?

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