Friday, April 25, 2008

The Exodus in Our Own Lives…

Last week my sermon centered around the celebration of Passover, as we examine the power of all faiths in our Sunday services.

If you recall, it’s the story of how Moses, through his great faith, led the Hebrews out of bondage in Egypt to total freedom. But this did not occur without great trials and tribulations.

The most interesting part of the story to me was when after finally being free, they spent 40 days and 40 nites wandering …not sure where they were going..and came upon the Red Sea. Just at that moment, they look behind them to see the Egyptian army coming to kill them. Moses was instructed to tap his staff on the water..and the sea parts. After safely getting to the other side, and the army in hot pursuit, he taps his staff again and the sea rushes in, consuming the army and saving his people.

Now, why do I find that the most interesting part of the story? If we look at our own lives, we might just see that we’ve been in bondage as well, and sometimes for many many years. Bondage that occurs from staying in an unhealthy relationship…or struggling with an addiction to food, spending, alcohol, sex, nicotine, prescription or street drugs……..or even bondage created by our own thoughts that tell us we are not enough today…nor will we ever be!!

We need our own personal exodus…and it needs to begin today.

Think about this..after years of slavery, the Jewish people were finally freed, or so they thought, and after JUST 40 DAYS, they truly were free at last.

If you and I put our attention on freeing ourselves from that which holds us back, in 40 days or less we could be free too!

But we have to want to be free, and then we need to look outside ourselves, to our faith, our friends, and more ..and ask for help.

Your own personal exodus from the pain of the past…or present..could be history if you choose to make it so.

Love, Peace, …Slow Down…David

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