Br. Luke Ditewig
Br. Luke Ditewig

Exodus 12:37-42

Remember the great salvation night when God brought our ancestors out of slavery in Egypt. As hundreds of thousands with neighbors and livestock, they fled. They were pushed out, having to leave quickly in the moment. “They baked unleavened cakes of the dough that they had brought out of Egypt; it was not leavened, because they were driven out of Egypt and could not wait, nor had they prepared any provisions for themselves.”

They had not prepared food for the journey. All they had was their daily dough, and they could not prepare it as they were accustomed. They had to leave “before it was leavened, with their kneading bowls wrapped up in their cloaks on their shoulders.”[i]

God’s salvation is sometimes amid quick change and loss. Go now. Leave. There is no time to pack or prepare. We take what we have, kneading bowls on our shoulders, and adapt our routines, learning to bake bread without leaven. Salvation is a gift. It does not come on our terms, as we dream up, plan for, or prepare.                                   

God saves. We receive in motion. We walk, right now, out of Egypt, through the Red Sea, through the wilderness for forty years eating bread provided from heaven. 

What seems lacking for you today? What are you walking into that you did not dream up, have not planned nor prepared for?   How are you adapting, learning to bake a new bread today?

God is with us here, in the change, disruption, and confusion. God is providing. Notice how you are being fed, especially in new forms. Receive in motion. Bake dough today even without leaven or from the morning dew. God is saving still, and God will provide for you.

[i]Exodus 12:34

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  1. Roben Campbell on October 20, 2019 at 07:18

    Very lovely, and I will walk through this day to keep open to the moment throughout.

  2. Pat on August 1, 2019 at 22:31

    Thank you. I needed to hear this

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