They passed through the river on foot;
In 1812 the New Madrid caused the mighty Mississippi to flow backwards. Eyewitness account said, "rudely awakened after 2 am and found their boat going upstream at 'the speed of a fast horse--had to hold my hat on'-while trees continued collapsing in the river." Some eyewitnesses reported 6' to 12' vertical walls in the river for a short time and large holes (12'-33') mid-river with water pouring into it. 'Underground horrible thunder and lightning." It was felt 1,000 miles away, from Missouri, Arkansas, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia rippling out to North Carolina and more. "In a moment, so great a wave come up the river that I never seen one like it at sea. It carried us back north, up-stream, for more than a mile...We believe we must surely die." God has power in His hands, lest we not forget.
"WHEN PRAYERS ARE IN OUR MOUTHS,
or love iniquity in our hearts when so much better is offered?