Read Exodus 2

Out of a season of disruption to the flow of harmony and peace we are introduced to Moses. Born to an immigrant whose way of life was being brutally controlled by a powerful elite he narrowly escaped the genocidal intent of the ruling class only to find himself adopted by an unassuming aristocrat.

Raised privileged, raised to oppress and conquer in the name of the good of the state, the greatness of the empire, Moses could not shake a sense of responsibility to the good of all humanity. (vs. 11)

After an episode of violent protest Moses must flee the affluence of the life he had become accustomed to, seeking the solace of ambiguity. (vs. 12-15)

It is in this solace that Moses must undergo a time of deconstruction. He must allow his mind to challenge and divorce concepts ingrained in him by the empire. He must find a better way to be in the world; a way that has the good of everyone at it’s center.

Have we allowed injustice in our world to disrupt us and lead us into a time or our own deconstruction and non-violent protest against the oppression in our age? Or, have we quietly abdicated our role as agents of positive change in the world, consenting to the burdens of our brethren by our silence? (vs. 11)

God, I pray you would awaken us to the cry, the groan and burden of our generation and respond with your heart. (vs. 24-25)

— Christian Trent