The Covenant of Healing

Events change and move very fast in the Exodus. After the Israelites cross the Red Sea, Moses leads the people in praise of God. Then the people start to complain: “There’s no water or food!”

How easy it is to forget the touch of God’s love with complaining! After the episode of grumbling about no water, God makes a promise: if there is in the people, a heart that listens and does what the Lord wants, then God will be Yahweh-Rapha, “The Lord Who Heals.” 15:26 has been called “The Old Testament Covenant of Diving Healing.” Return to it often in those moments that tempt you to complain. Greater than what bothers you is the Lord who promises to lead you through the “Red Sea” of suffering to freedom and wholeness.

Exodus 14:15—16:10

Examples of Bible Breaths Learn More…

The cloud of Your presence, Lord. 14: 20
The sea turned into dry land. 14: 21
Rescued from all Egyptians 14:30
Belief in Your awesome p’wer 14:31

The Saturday passages follow the reading list that Jewish people use in their synagogue worship
throughout the world. They are taken from
“The Torah,” the first five books of the Bible from Genesis to Deuteronomy
that are read each year beginning with autumn.

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