The lyrics of Keith Green's song, "So You Wanna Go Back to Egypt," catches the spirit of this Exodus passage. Moses must not only battle his own personal feelings of fear, but also take the negative criticism of his followers, whom he is trying to lead to a better life.
So you wanna go back to Egypt Where it's warm and secure. Are you sorry you bought a one-way ticket When you thought you were sure? You wanted to live in the land of promise but it's getting so hot ... Manna waffles, manna hotcakes, manna bagels.
Thomas Willadsen Mary Austin Christopher Keating Dean Feldmeyer Ron Love George Reed Bethany Peerbolte
For January 20, 2018:
God Activates by Tom Willadsen — Perhaps God wants us to delight in each other and in the magnitude and depth of divine love. Perhaps the Lord wants to activate our gifts of the Spirit, to use them for the common good.
We are all intimately connected as one body in Jesus. Isaiah celebrates our intimate union with our creator, describing us as the joyful bride of God. Though there had been alienation and rejection from both sides in the past, the prophet describes us as God’s delight. That connection is also emphasized in Paul’s oddly graphic description of church folks as body parts — we need each other because we are not a living, breathing body if we are somehow separated.
When Jesus visited a wedding at Cana in Galilee, he showed that human disappointments matter to him and that he would be prepared to redeem them. This is a story about a young girl's bitter disappointment when she became a bridesmaid.