Today’s devotion is based on Exodus 12:37-39 “The Israelites set out on foot from Rameses for Sukkoth. There were about 600 000 men, not counting women and children. A large number of other people and many sheep, goats, and cattle also went with them. They baked unleavened bread from the dough that they had brought out of Egypt, for they had been driven out of Egypt so suddenly that they did not have time to get their food ready or to prepare the leavened dough.”
Two weeks ago I conducted a funeral for an 76-year-old man. For the last few years, he has struggled with health problems finally dying of heart failure. As I was meeting with family, I was reminded of the Exodus of the Israelites. We too are like the Israelites. We too are marching from slavery to freedom, to the promised land, the place Jesus has prepared for us. We march as pilgrims through this life, moving ‘like a mighty army’ towards eternal life.
To the people of Israel, he sent Moses and Aaron, flawed human beings as they were and continued to be. To us, he sent Jesus, the sinless Son of God, who fulfilled the law and became the sacrifice which appeased the wrath of God. Both Pharaoh and Satan were forced to heed God’s command: let my people go.
Please pray with me the prayer for today. Heavenly Father, creator, and sustainer of all things, seen and unseen, lead me on my pilgrim journey through life, until I reach your promised land in heaven. All praise and glory to you. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.