Daily reading: Exodus 12:1-13, 13:1-8
Tuesday October 4, 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

It is not long after the instructions for the day and evening are laid out that the people are told that in the future they will tell their children about this day.  Future time set aside will happen to remember and to celebrate liberation and freedom, even after they have arrived in the Promised Land.  Every year this act of faithfulness to God will be a time of remembering and reorienting themselves as a people of freedom. The instructions thus begin a lived narrative in which a hoped for future is marked with celebration and freedom.

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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