Passover to Pentecost – Out of Egypt/ End of Passover Week 2 Day 1
That day the Lord saved Israel from the hands of the Egyptians. Exodus 14: 30 NIV
I have used the metaphor “out of Egypt” for a key word many times in my blog. When you are out of Egypt you are going in to the Promise Land. Passover is compared to your salvation experience and “out of Egypt” is your journey afterwards. With metaphors explained let me tell the Exodus story with my “story telling glasses” on.
“We are partying now; people are dancing around playing tambourines and singing songs. But it has been a mess for a long time. It really started when this guy, Moses, showed up; it seems he had been gone a long time. He was all excited because God had done something great in his life. He told everyone that God knew about their problems and wanted to help them.
He went straight to the source of the problems. Our hope went sky high. Then things got horrible. Our water became contaminated; critters showed up and made our lives miserable. They died then gnats and flies were everywhere. It got better for us. But we watched as sickness and the weather went bad all around us. The neighbors started trying to take our stuff. Our friend kept working with all of these problems, but as the problems kept coming we were still not free.
Our friend told us we should plan a party and cleanup our houses and be ready to move. We were enjoying ourselves when the neighbors started showing up. They told us we need to leave and started paying us to go. They gave us whatever we asked for as long as we were leaving.
We tried to leave the country, but the roads out of town were blocked. After a couple of days all of the neighbors decided we had been the cause of all of the problems and we needed to be taught a lesson. They also wanted all of their stuff back. God stopped them and opened up a way out. The neighbors will not follow us now and we are out of the country. That is why we are celebrating!” Joshua told us this story before he went and helped our friend.