October 25, 2015

Twenty-one to thirty-six million people worldwide are crushed by the heavy hand of modern day slavery, yet this stat is eclipsed by the reality that in many ways each and every person across the planet is a slave to something.  We don’t have to look to the Exodus story to hear about slavery, because it is all around us in one way or another.  The challenge today is to, like the Hebrews in today’s lesson, become free from the shackles that enslave us, and to empower the freedom of people living in fear or alienation across the planet to achieve the lives which God would want them to have.