Remembering God

Daily reading: Exodus 12:1-13, 13:1-8
Saturday October 8, 2016

Focus passage: Moses said to the people, “Remember this day which is the day that you came out of Egypt, out of the place you were slaves, because the LORD acted with power to bring you out of there.” Exodus 13:3

And so we tell the story and remind our children that God delivers us from suffering; because if we don’t tell the story other stories will come to dominate our narrative.  Stories that lead us to believe that there isn’t enough to go around, stories that say that we need to look out for ourselves only and not our neighbor in need, stories that tell us that  we are meant to be fragmented rather than whole, where some voices are excluded.  

And so we tell the story of an abundant, extravagant God coupled with a willing extraordinarily trusting people to undergo a major transformation from slavery to freedom.

We tell the story of how hard it is to let go.  We tell the story that God meets us in the unexpected future. 

Prayer:  Faithful God, you lead us into an unknown future, help me to let go of the things, attitudes, assumptions and habits that are keeping me from living joyfully in the future.  Amen.


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