After observing the Holy Days for many years, we may start to wonder, what’s new to learn? While the words in our Bibles stay the same year after year, what can change is our understanding and perspective as we study them. When reading the accounts of Israel’s journey out of Egypt, we may tend to look for the lessons about sin, but do we recognize the points about faith? It took great faith for Israel to follow God’s instructions in leaving Egypt, but they didn’t always maintain it. Let’s look at some of their examples so that we may build faith that triumphs over fear as we journey towards the Kingdom.
Len Martin is the pastor of the United Church of God congregations in Cambridge, Columbus, and Mansfield, Ohio. Ordained in 1999, Len has previously served congregations in Worcester, Massachusetts, Seabrook, New Hampshire, Ann Arbor & Lansing, Michigan and Dayton, Ohio. Len also serves as Camp Director for Pre-teen Camp Buckeye.