WHEN GOD SPEAKS, God reminds the [Israelites], “I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery” (Exod. 20:2).
The God whose presence shakes the mountain is the God who heard their cries when they were in slavery. The God who gives the commandments is the God who freed them from bondage and rescued them when they stood helpless beside the Red Sea. This is the God who, in an amazing act of unexpected grace, saves them when they find themselves utterly incapable of saving themselves.
—James A. Harnish
Easter Earthquake: How Resurrection Shakes Our World
From page 58 of Easter Earthquake: How Resurrection Shakes Our World by James A. Harnish. Copyright © 2017 by The Upper Room. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Upper Room Books. Learn more about or purchase this book.
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I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery.
—Exodus 20:2, NRSV
Prayer for the Week
My Saviour God; How great Thou art, how great Thou art.
—from “How Great Thou Art,” words and music by Stuart K. Hine, 1949
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