God finds a way (Palm Sunday, 24 March)

During the great days of Easter, we will be reminded of God’s saving grace to his people in bringing his ancient people out of slavery into the promised land. For the ancient people, that was a time of incredible stress and anxiety. After the Ten Plagues of Egypt, Moses finally led the people towards freedom, only to be apparently trapped at the Red Sea. The sea was in front of them, the pursuing Egyptian army was behind them. No one could see a way to escape. There was nowhere to go. But God found a way! Moses said to the people, “Do not be afraid, stand firm, and see the deliverance that the LORD will accomplish for you today; for the Egyptians whom you see today you shall never see again. The LORD will fight for you, and you have only to keep still.” Then, at God’s command, Moses lifted his staff and struck the sea. The sea divided, and the Israelites walked across on dry land. (Exodus, Ch14). Sometimes in our lives we may find ourselves, ‘stuck’ or ‘trapped’ with no apparent way to proceed – no way to find freedom. Yet, God in his mercy often shows us a way, as he found a way for his ancient people.

Christ’s death, resurrection and ascension demonstrate God’s salvation for all people. Humanity was lost in sin, but God provided a way to overcome sin and enjoy the freedom of his Kingdom. When we feel trapped, let us give thanks that we have a God who provides the way of salvation and freedom.

Grace and Peace be with you all.