Maybe it’s just me, but it seems like there’s been a resurgence of interest around WWE wrestling lately. From recent films and Netflix shows, to podcasts and investigative journalism, the world of professional wrestling is back in the spotlight in a big way. It makes for wildly entertaining television – epic match-ups, good characters vs. the evil ones, the way that unlikely heroes overcome insurmountable odds to claim victory. WWE fans know that it’s all scripted, pre-planned, and choreographed, but they don’t care. The story is too good.
Sometimes when we read Exodus in our context, as a privileged and free people, we can start to feel like it’s all scripted, pre-planned, and choreographed, too. The truth is, victory was anything but a foregone conclusion. God gave Moses the task of obtaining freedom for the Israelites from Pharaoh, the most powerful man on earth at the time. Chances of success were slim to none. He had no army, no reputation, no standing whatsoever to approach Pharaoh with this request. He did, however, have something that the Pharaoh had never heard of and didn’t know to fear – he had the Lord. And Pharaoh is about to learn just how powerful that advantage is.
See you Sunday as we continue our journey through Exodus in our series Ex: A Deliverance Deferred.
– Pastor Grace Wilkinson
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