Over and over God called Pharaoh to listen and act in obedience.
However the selfish Egyptian king did only what was expedient.
He wanted Israel to be his slaves, an efficient labor force,
Driving them cruelly for personal gain without a shred of remorse.
Through nine plagues, Pharaoh resisted; it seemed like a waste of breath.
But the tenth would get his attention, for it was the plague of death.
Moses warned of terrible pain if this final warning was spurned,
But true to his evil character, the Pharaoh would not be turned.
Moses called the elders together and told them how to prepare.
They were to paint their doorposts with the blood of a lamb so fair.
They roasted the meat and ate it that night along with unleavened bread.
It symbolized faith and obedience, so none would be struck dead.
The angel of death passed through the land and firstborn everywhere died.
From every town and village at hand, there arose a thunderous outcry.
Then Pharaoh called for Moses and told him that God had won,
For one of the victims of judgment that night was Pharaoh's firstborn son.
Pharaoh released them immediately with their flocks and all they could hold.
True to the Word that God had said, they gave them silver and gold.
Now the sojourn of Israel in Egypt's land was four hundred thirty years.
Their sure deliverance by God's mighty hand makes His faithfulness clear.
So how are your trapped? What gives you grief? What causes great dismay?
Financially strapped with no relief? Then get on your knees and pray.
The God of Israel is your God too. He knows your pain and loss.
He truly desires the best for you and proved it on the cross.
Since you know He died for you, which proves how much He cares,
Why don't you devote yourself anew, your allegiance to Him declare?
Tell the world you trust in God. In Him you place your faith.
You will find peace as you walk this sod empowered by love and grace.
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