March 18, 2020 | 0 comments
We are ALL exiles now.
...but remember that we were made for this!
From the exile of God’s people from the Garden (Adam & Eve), to the exile of God’s people from Ur (Abram & Sarai), to the exile of God’s people from their home (Jacob flees the wrath of Esau), to the exile of God’s people as a “sold people” (Joseph leaves for Egypt in chains), to the exile of God’s people from starvation (All Israel [Jacob and his 11 sons] join their slave-brother turned prime-minister of Egypt to endure the “skinny cows” far from home), to the exile of God’s people after 400 years of slavery and bondage to a wilderness wandering that lasted 40 years (Moses & the “Exodus people” of God), to the exile of God’s people from the wilderness to a land-long-promised (under Joshua).
I could go on, right?
WE WERE MADE FOR THIS!
In fact, the best word to describe the life of God’s people must be “exilic” (a word ex-il-ic [eg-zil-ik] actually meaning “the condition or period of living away from one’s home.”
We were ALL made for this!
Let’s “lean in” — as we journey together this coming season as a wandering, exilic, and trusting people of God — following Jesus, who is the author and finisher of our journey of faith.
This time for ALL OF US is [or very shortly will be] a time of wandering [and wondering] as we together follow God as he leads His people — SO REJOICE!
You were made for this!
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