Every generation has its song—an anthem with heavy meaning, propelling its people forward with hope.
When feeling down, it brings you back to your senses, reminding you who you are and where you’re from. It always pushes you through the storm.
Generations come and go but for people of God, Exodus is our freedom song.
If you haven’t read it in awhile (or ever) go take a look. You find the Hebrew people in the brickyards of Egypt, enslaved to Pharaoh’s massive building projects with hard labor and sadistic taskmasters.
Then you’ll read of the death decree and stories of mothers and midwives who conspired to save baby boys—among them, Moses.
Thank God for the women who did not bend the knew to Pharaoh, they were true subversives for the sake of liberty and justice.
Thick in slavery to the empire, the Hebrews cry out. Their anguish—so pained and primal—breaks through to the heavens.
God hears. God acts. God delivers.
It doesn’t happen immediately, but Moses is recruited, via the infamous burning bush, to follow in the footsteps of the women who saved him.
Most would laugh today—a vast, enslaved people destined for freedom? Deplorables who worship God?
But their cries soon transformed into a mighty freedom chorus as they danced across the parted Red Sea. Out of oppression and into freedom, as God intended all along.
This is the primary takeaway from Exodus.
Remember. Remember. Remember.
There was a time you were once slaves. This is your root. But sometimes we forget who we are.
Which allows others, over time, to work us back into enslavement. That is where we find ourselves today.
So we must remember who we are and for what we are destined.
Christ, the liberator, remembers. Recall what he said to the crowd at the synagogue:
He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives—to let the oppressed go free today
We are free, we’ve always been free, and we’ve been activated to go emancipate others—because no one is destined for the brickyards.
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