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Past, Present, Future Vision (MUCC Sermon Sept 18th, 2011)

Past, Present, Future Vision (MUCC Sermon Sept 18th, 2011)

“Past, Present, Future Vision”Rev. Kerri Parker, McFarland UCCCreation 3: Wilderness Sunday (September 18, 2011)Exodus 16Freedom was a whole lot more complicated than they bargained for.It had been a wonderful promise, freedom from oppression: No more bricks to make. No morequotas to reach. No more mandatory contributions to the progress of the empire. No moremandatory payments in blood and tears to the ones who demanded back-breaking labor everyday.It had been a wonderful promise, a promise that came as a result of their groaning. “Deliverus!” they cried out, when their situation seemed impossible. And God listened. God made away. This God who hears, this God who makes such promises, might be a God worth following.So they set out from Egypt, in a hurry, when Moses told them it was time. They left their breadrising, they took their children, and they hit the road, while Egypt was still grieving over thelosses of the final plague. They all breathed a sigh of relief when the waters close