Weekly Lent Devotional: Salvation is Being Set Free
Your Guide for Worship Meditation & Creative Reflection
Exodus 2:23b-25, 3:7-8a [Common English Bible]
The Israelites were still groaning because of their hard work. They cried out, and their cry to be rescued from the hard work rose up to God. God heard their cry of grief, and God remembered His covenant with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.
Then the Lord said, “I’ve clearly seen my people oppressed in Egypt. I’ve heard their cry of injustice because of their slave masters. I know about their pain. I’ve come down to rescue them from the Egyptians in order to take them out of that land and bring them to a good and broad land, a land that’s full of milk and honey . . .
Galatians 5:1, 13-14
Christ has set us free for freedom. Therefore, stand firm and don’t submit to the bondage of slavery again.
You were called to freedom, brothers and sisters; only don’t let this freedom be an opportunity to indulge your selfish impulses, but serve each other through love. All the Law has been fulfilled in a single statement: Love your neighbor as yourself.
As you color the downloadable page, I invite you to meditate on these scriptures and consider God’s compassion to any who experience oppression — or are being held captive. There are both literal and metaphorical life experiences that keep us imprisoned or, as Marcus Borg puts it, “ We all have a Pharaoh inside our heads.” What imprisons people in the world today? What imprisons you or your soul?
God frees me to love.
Coloring page courtesy of coloring-pages-adults.com.
This Sunday, February 21, in Traditional Worship:
“Salvation is Being Set Free”
9:30 & 11:00 am | Sanctuary | Dr. Tim Bruster