Image: Egyptian wall carving by NadineDoerle at Pixabay.com
Where in your life do you feel trapped?
Passover is about the Exodus, sure, but it is also a time to take a good look at the places in our lives we feel stuck, or feel trapped, or feel enslaved. The first step in leaving Egypt is to recognize that it is a place of enslavement.
If we read the Bible carefully, we can see that there were some things about Egypt that were safe and secure. After they left, the Israelites missed the food. They missed the certainties of life. They missed predictability.
But we also know that when they were in Egypt, they cried out in pain and misery.
So let me ask again: where in your life are you in pain?
Don’t worry about “what to do about it” right now. Just notice:
- Is it internal or external to you?
- What does it feel like?
- Is it physical, mental, or emotional? Or is it some combination?
- Are you alone in this or do you have fellow sufferers?
- When does it happen?
- When did it start?
- Is there any end in sight?
By taking time to notice your own personal Egypt, you have taken the first step out of it.