We look around us and we see the growing hatred of the world. In the East we see another Haman gathering weapons of destruction. In the west we see leaders anbandoning alliances and friendships. We hear the world media adopting the lies of the masters of terror.We see the world in general becoming enveloped with a cloud of confusion and ignorance.
It makes one want to sigh.
That is how the redemption from Egypt began.
After hundreds of years of bondage and slavery, the children of Israel lost the courage to experience faith and dreams. When it seemed they were beyond retrieval, the outside world began to deteriorate:
“And it came to pass in the course of those many days that the king of Egypt died; and the children of Israel sighed by reason of the bondage, and they cried, and their cry came up unto God by reason of the bondage. And God heard their groaning, and God remembered His covenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob. And God saw the children of Israel, and God took cognizance of them.” (Exodus 2:23-25)
As long as a people have lost their resolve and courage to dream, then the nation will descend into corruption and selfishness. Yet, when the powers around them descend into chaos, then people will again find the voice to cry out. When that occurs, they will again set into motion the process of their own redemption.
As the world enters into chaos, it will cause those who thought that there are no options to rediscover the power of choice. It is at that time that the healthier segments of this people will regain control of the rudder and steering wheel of the process of history.
Redemption begins with a sigh…but must quickly be followed by a walk into destiny with determination and perseverance. After the sigh one cannot stay sitting on a fence.