Current series: resumes january 13
The Shores of Freedom
The exodus was the saving act of the Old Testament. God brought HIs people
out with a mighty hand and outstretched arm. He demonstrated that He is
able to save HIs people, no matter what. This confidence ought to have led
them to happy obedience and joyful worship. But through a long history,
they discovered a deeper bondage -- to sin and death. They began to cry out
once again for a greater exodus.
Years later, on the Mount of Transfiguration, Moses and Elijah met with Jesus.
What did they discuss? The "exodus" He was about to accomplish (Luke 9:31).
God sent Jesus to accomplish for us that greater exodus we long for. Though
we still live in the wilderness of this life, in Christ we have crossed over from
death into life. He is with us now, and one day we shall enter the Promised
Land. Then we shall be free.