Church, this Sunday we are in our second week of the Book of Exodus.  Again we will be “Joining The Story”. I was further blessed by being in a Join The Story life group this week. Personally when I join the story, there are so many benefits for me and I am sure for you as well. Let me list a few:
 
  1. We slow down as we read. We have to take time to think through what it would be like to be in the story. 
  2. We ask ourselves which character we would be. How would we react, what would be our response? We have the benefit of knowing how the story ends, however, at this time, we suspend that knowledge and live in the story. 
  3. We bring our problem to Jesus to have Him speak into it.  What does Jesus have to say regarding what we are facing?  
  4. We find our destiny, our call, our purpose anew in the story. We are created in God’s image and as image bearers of God, we are on mission to glorify God.  
  5. Finally, and most importantly, we look for Jesus, the cross of Christ, in the story. We  are again reminded of the blessing and beauty of our salvation found only in Jesus. 

I was especially moved as I joined the story by all the examples of salvation, types of saviors. Moses' mom, sister and the princess all saved Moses and Jospeh and the midwives saved many. Salvation was abounding everywhere. However, I was deeply struck by the princess being a type of Savior as she drew Moses from the water. She defied her father, was moved with compassion for an enemy of the state, and was loving and gracious to Moses’ sister and mom. Salvation came from the most unlikely place, the daughter of Pharaoh who was calling for the death of all the boys.  

 
In our lives and in the midst of our struggles we will also see the salvation of God, first in Jesus, but also from unlikely places. God is our Savior and He is still saving today.
 
Come this Sunday to again hear about your destiny and encounter the love of God poured out for you. You were created in the image of God and God has a plan to bless your life and release you to be a blessing to others.
 
Church, I love you and pray for you and am excited to see you this Sunday!  
 
  • 8:30, 10:00 or 11:30 a.m. at main campus 
  • 9:30 and 11:00 a.m. at Sunnyside campus 
  • 2:00 p.m. at Centro Cristiano in the youth room
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In God’s Grip and for God’s Glory,
Fred