Romans 15:14-33, Exodus 12-14

Exodus 13:9 – For with a strong hand the LORD has brought you out of Egypt.

Lord God, you are so strong and mighty. You were always at work to lead Israel out with a mighty hand and an outstretched arm.  At times, however, it must have seemed that you were weak or that you didn’t really know what you were doing.  Deep down, that is often what I think.  When things don’t go well or when enemies attack, I wonder where you are or what you’re doing.  Sometimes I wonder this silently, subconsciously.  Sometimes, I wonder loudly like the Israelites.  But there you were and here you are.  You are always near with a mighty hand to rescue and redeem, to save and secure. You are – throughout my whole life – working by your mighty hand to bring me out.  You are working to bring me out not just out of troubles in this life, but also out of this place of sadness into eternity with you.  Stay close, Lord Jesus.  By your power and might bring me out.  Give me my own exodus.  You, Lord Jesus, have already gone ahead and prepared the way.  Bring me out on the way that you have already gone.  Amen.