LEAVING EGYPT

When we approach the Red Sea crossing

There’s no point in looking back…

Since we are finally delivered

Where we shall never lack.

The waters will be parted for us

As a miracle does take place;

When we surrender the Egypt in our heart

And new beginnings we’re to face.

Our familiar ways love Egypt

With the comforts that we share;

The variety and the colourful ways

With every type of fare.

There’s pleasures and enjoyment

With all the finest things,

And the very best of quality

Along with every pleasant way this brings.

There’s nothing sinful with all the above

But they can become idolatrous;

When we pursue them with all our heart

And neglect to put God first.

Egypt appears desirable

But our soul needs God’s pure touch;

To restore us and to make things new

Since He cares and loves us much.

When we part our ways

To see God’s wondrous hand,

He will make a way and pave our path

When we trust in His commands.

The chariots of Pharaoh

Were cast into the sea;

As the Israelites were delivered

When God did intercede.

When our will is exchanged

And we allow God to take the reigns,

He will steer us through our troubled waters

With a solid faith that remains.

When the bondage and our every oppression

Is released with every chain;

We once thought we were free but actually weren’t

But now God’s truth it will remain.

Egypt becomes a memory

With all excessive work and labor;

Our strivings and our philosophies

As we receive our Lord and Savior.

When the land of Egypt departs in us

And we proceed to the Promised Land,

Our soul shall never thirst or ever hunger

When we’re guided by God’s hand.

(C) P.B. 2020

“I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.  You shall have no other gods before Me.”  Exodus 20:2-3

“Then Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and the Lord caused the sea to go back by a strong east wind all that night, and made the sea into dry land, and the waters were divided.  So the children of Israel went into the midst of the sea on the dry ground, and the waters were a wall to them on their right hand and on their left.”  Exodus 14:21-22

“Then the waters returned and covered the chariots, the horsemen, and all the army of Pharaoh that came into the sea after them.  Not so much as one of them remained.”  Exodus 14:28

“So the Lord saved Israel that day out of the hand of the Egyptians, and Israel saw the Egyptians dead on the seashore.”  Exodus 14:30

“Little children, keep yourselves from idols. Amen.”  1 John 5:17