In the opening chapter of Exodus, the descendants of Israel fell into severe bondage. The Israelites cried out in the midst of their ordeal. God heard their cries and responded. God sent Moses to lead his people out of bondage to a promised land—a place “flowing with milk and honey.” (Exod 2:10-14) Moses was instructed that the Israelites were to worship God on Mount Horeb.
Today, many still struggle in bondage—to sin. Throughout this Lenten season, many Christians are taking their cries of suffering and personal disappointment to the cross of Jesus Christ in anticipation of Holy Week when many of us will contemplate God’s incredible response to our pleas. God responded and sent Jesus to save us—not to condemn us. (John 3:17) Jesus came to be the atonement for our sins and to lead us to a place of eternal life—where our peace, redemption, and joy will be made complete. Jesus also affirmed that we should, “Worship the Lord our God and serve him only.”
Prayer: Gracious Lord, may our lives be daily expressions of worship, service, and praise for your boundless mercy and love extended to us through Jesus Christ our Lord and Redeemer. Amen.
Today’s devotion was written by Rev. Robert V. Alle, NALC Pastor.