Sunday series: 02/06/2011 (#123)
Where: Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church at 11am
“14 And the Lord said unto Moses, Pharaoh’s heart is hardened, he refuseth to let the people go. 15 Get thee unto Pharaoh in the morning; lo, he goeth out unto the water; and thou shalt stand by the river’s brink against he come; and the rod which was turned to a serpent shalt thou take in thine hand. 16 And thou shalt say unto him, The Lord God of the Hebrews hath sent me unto thee, saying, Let my people go, that they may serve me in the wilderness: and, behold, hitherto thou wouldest not hear. 17 Thus saith the Lord, In this thou shalt know that I am the Lord: behold, I will smite with the rod that is in mine hand upon the waters which are in the river, and they shall be turned to blood. 18 And the fish that is in the river shall die, and the river shall stink; and the Egyptians shall lothe to drink of the water of the river. 19 And the Lord spake unto Moses, Say unto Aaron, Take thy rod, and stretch out thine hand upon the waters of Egypt, upon their streams, upon their rivers, and upon their ponds, and upon all their pools of water, that they may become blood; and that there may be blood throughout all the land of Egypt, both in vessels of wood, and in vessels of stone. 20 And Moses and Aaron did so, as the Lord commanded; and he lifted up the rod, and smote the waters that were in the river, in the sight of Pharaoh, and in the sight of his servants; and all the waters that were in the river were turned to blood. 21 And the fish that was in the river died; and the river stank, and the Egyptians could not drink of the water of the river; and there was blood throughout all the land of Egypt.” (Exodus 7:14-21 KJV)
- [FAPC‘s social worker] approached me this morning asking me how [my second child] was doing.
- God telling Moses to tell the pharaoh (possibly Ramesses II) to turn all water into blood, after telling the pharaoh to let the Hebrews go [Exodus 7:14-21].
- Reference to the riots in Egypt, people asking for freedom, people taking advantage.
- God supports people’s freedom, liberty, etc.
- Exodus doesn’t end with the escape from Egypt. Liberty is not easy.
- Every political change in the Middle East means changes worldwide and violence.
- It felt weird going back to church after spending three days in a hospital.
- I didn’t appreciate [FAPC‘s Social Worker] knowing about my son. My boy’s life is private.
- This Sunday I decided to count back from one (1), but for the purpose of this project I’ll continue counting where I left off.