Day 30

Day 30 Reading – Exodus Chapters 1-3

Then a new king, to whom Joseph meant nothing, came to power in Egypt. “Look,” he said to his people, “the Israelites have become far too numerous for us. Come, we must deal shrewdly with them or they will become even more numerous and, if war breaks out, will join our enemies, fight against us and leave the country.” So they put slave masters over them to oppress them with forced labor.  Exodus 1:8-11

A cowboy riding on the frontier plains comes across an Indian lying flat with his ear to the ground. The Indian looked up at the cowboy and said, “Wagon; four horses; two passengers; woman wearing calico gown; heavy man driving; thirty minutes away.”

The cowboy’s jaw dropped in amazement and said, “That is amazing! You can tell all of that just by putting your ear to the ground?”

The Indian replied, “No. They ran over me a half hour ago!”

The Israelites in Egypt could relate. They must have felt run over at his point in the story.

Perhaps you can relate as well …

Feeling run over by life, by finances, by health issues, by family?

Then I have some good news.

The God who reveals Himself as the great I AM in this story … still comes into our midst.

God still comes into our broken and desperate lives.

God still comes not to judge, but to rescue … not to condemn, but to save.

This story of rescue and promise is the forerunner to the Greatest Story ever told.

You may have been run over, but be encouraged your salvation is coming!

Keep reading …

Day 31 Reading – Exodus Chapters 4-6

 

Author:

I am a United Methodist Pastor and have the privilege of serving as the Senior Pastor for the church of my childhood. I preach in a place I once was an acolyte. I love to preach, but more importantly I love to teach. I firmly believe that Faith Matters and should affect how we live. This blog is a place where I come to share the randomness that is life and faith ... and the intersection of the two.

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