Many churches throughout the world use a Bible reading schedule called a "lectionary." It's just a fancy word meaning "selected readings." Posts like this reflect on the readings for an upcoming Sunday or other Church holiday, as found in the historic one-year lectionary.
Much biblical symbolism ties up the ideas of the Exodus and baptism. In our readings for Easter Monday we also have the vivid recollection of death and resurrection, which guides us through both baptism and Exodus.
In Exodus 15, Israel sings of the Lord's deliverance, bringing them through the waters of death and captvity in Egypt, giving them life but ending the lives of their pursuers.
Much of our contemporary world likes to think life is for everyone. And, on one level, it is. This is why Christians protect life. However, in matters of eternity, those who reject God and act as his enemies are bound for destruction.
On the other hand, those who realize they cannot rescue themselves from death, who look to God in hope, are brought out of the bondage of Egypt, rescued through the certain death of the Red Sea, and brought out of the watery grave to be raised to new life. This is the hope of the Christian. We have been transferred from death to life, through faith in Jesus.
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