I am the Lord your God who brought you from the land of Egypt.
The Hebrew people knew exactly what they meant by being ‘saved’ – it was the passing from slavery into freedom.
We tend to think of salvation in terms of ‘getting to heaven’. It can be helpful to us to think of the reality of salvation in terms of our lived experience. We would then reflect on ways we have experienced, with God’s help, transition from lack of freedoms to freedom, negative attitudes to positives ones, disunity to unity, selfishness to sharing, isolation to community, disbelief to belief etc.
When we reflect in this fashion we become aware of God’s work of salvation as personal and on-going. We can then personally relate with the words of today’s response psalm,
I freed you should from the burden….
You called in distress and I saved you.
God is With Us
Reflections for Sundays
Michael Morwood MSC