"I will take you as my own people, and I will be your God. Then you will know that I am the Lord your God, who brought you out from under the yoke of the Egyptians."
What comes to mind when you think of the exodus story – the Israelites deliverance from slavery found in Exodus 1-15? Moses, the reluctant leader? The cruelty of Pharoah? The devastating plagues? Charlton Heston… let me get a little more recent… Christian Bale (did anyone actually watch that movie)?
The exodus story is the central story of the Old Testament. It’s dramatic, but why are the events of the exodus so central? How does this story that took place over 3,000 years ago relate to us today?