Scripture Reading: Exodus 2:1-15
Sermon Series 02: Walking with God: Walking for Freedom (Moses)
Today, let us take a biblical walk with Moses from slavery to liberation. Today, we celebrate 4th of July with fireworks and friends. We walk in this land of freedom because of the sacrifice of men and women of the past and present. Their sacrificial walks make it possible for us to enjoy each step we take today. Dr. King’s walk during The Great March on Washington held in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, August 28, 1963, connected his arms with various people as they walked in unity to bring equal rights and freedom for the African-Americans.
The story of Moses’s walk to freedom begins at the beginning of the book of Exodus when we are told, “…a new king arose over Egypt who did not know Joseph” (1:8). This subtle line anticipates the upcoming conflict between an oppressive king and the God of freedom. In fact, Moses’ own life begins in the shadow of this king’s edict to kill the male Hebrew children because he fears they pose a threat to his exploitative regime which values power and profit above all else (1:16, 22). Moses in the Exodus story has walked many walks to and for the freedom cause. Let us explore Moses’ walk, run, flight, and marches through Exodus 2.