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#BlessedBreak – Migratory God


 

Exodus 16:2-4, 32-35

2 The whole congregation of the Israelites complained against Moses and Aaron in the wilderness. 3 The Israelites said to them, “If only we had died by the hand of the Lord in the land of Egypt, when we sat by the fleshpots and ate our fill of bread; for you have brought us out into this wilderness to kill this whole assembly with hunger.”

4 Then the Lord said to Moses, “I am going to rain bread from heaven for you, and each day the people shall go out and gather enough for that day.

32 Moses said, “This is what the Lord has commanded: ‘Let an omer of it be kept throughout your generations, in order that they may see the food with which I fed you in the wilderness, when I brought you out of the land of Egypt.’” 33 And Moses said to Aaron, “Take a jar, and put an omer of manna in it, and place it before the Lord, to be kept throughout your generations.” 34 As the Lord commanded Moses, so Aaron placed it before the covenant, for safekeeping. 35 The Israelites ate manna forty years, until they came to a habitable land; they ate manna, until they came to the border of the land of Canaan.

Migratory God,

We lift up to you sisters and brothers forced from their homes this week because of hurricanes or earthquakes;

Sisters and brothers whose citizenship is not documented by official papers;

Sisters and brothers run from their homes by criminal violence and political upheaval;

Sisters and brothers whose status is in danger as our country removes protections from DACA;

And we remember that you are a migratory God, a God who travels with her people, who feeds them in the wilderness and accompanies them through years of uncertainty.

We lift up these sisters and brothers in need of your protection and your care in their journeys, and we offer up ourselves, our own migrations, that you would use them in your work of reconciliation, justice, and mercy.

Amen.

*This week’s video is from The Work of the People.


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