Please read Psalm 77; Exodus 2:11-22; Hebrews 9:1-14…
Human beings understand life through story – the story of our experiences, of our family, of our community. Often in the Psalms the writer interprets life in terms of the way he feels – “will the Lord never again be favourable?” The Hebrews understood life through their faith story, particular forms of worship brought them closer to God. And Moses began to live his life out of his story – he had killed an Egyptian, it was known, he needed to run.
But the story we tell ourselves about who we are is not the same story as God wants us to hear, or to live in. The blood of Christ purifies our conscience, the writer to the Hebrews tells us. That changes everything. Unlike Moses, we do not need to allow past mistakes to determine present actions. We can have a pure conscience. Like the Psalmist we can call to mind God’s past deeds, remember the works He has done in our lives. Christ came as the “high priest of the good things that have come”.
When Pharaoh heard what Moses had done, he wanted to kill him. When Moses realised what he had done, he felt defeat. When God heard it, He saw potential.