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The people had been crying out for years to be delivered. They had grown into a nation, but a nation without hope. Their captors saw them as little more than livestock and exploited them beyond human imagination.  But, then God arrived. 

Once Moses and Aaron arrived and met with the elders of Israel, the people’s hearts were turned to hearts of worship. They learned that their prayers were heard,  and God was actually going to deliver them. Hopelessness turned to worship, and slaves could once again smell the freedom of being the chosen people of God. 

In our lives, we are faced with situations that also seem hopeless. We cry out to God, but the cries seem to go nowhere. Our faith is attacked by a heartless world that has no concern for whether we live or die–In the midst of that, God arrives. 

He meet our needs, he protects us and he makes clear our prayers were heard and his heart is moved. When we see that–our hearts turn from hopeless to worshipful. 

Make no mistake, his deliverance will be a process. In it, there will be trials and tests that continue to stretch us past our limits. If we can embrace and maintain a heart of worship, however, in the end we will be a part of a life and world changing event. Jesus said it best, “in this world there will be trouble, but, take heart–I have overcome the world!”

God Bless You

Afterward Moses and Aaron went to Pharaoh and said, “This is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says: ‘Let my people go, so that they may hold a festival to me in the wilderness.’”

The Lord said to Aaron, “Go into the wilderness to meet Moses.” So he met Moses at the mountain of God and kissed him.

Then Moses told Aaron everything the Lord had sent him to say, and also about all the signs he had commanded him to perform.

Moses and Aaron brought together all the elders of the Israelites,

and Aaron told them everything the Lord had said to Moses. He also performed the signs before the people,

and they believed. And when they heard that the Lord was concerned about them and had seen their misery, they bowed down and worshiped.