Today is America’s birthday. A glorious day in which we meditate on history and its leading towards what makes this country what it is—freedom. Have you ever thought about how much there is to learn from history? Not only does history repeat itself, but we can learn a lot about human behavior by looking back in time. I recently saw the movie “12 Years A Slave” (tough movie to watch!) and it naturally led me to think about the history of slavery, but moreover, the history of freedom.
As I thought about my own freedom, including how often I take it for granted, I was led to think about the Israelites back when God, through Moses, got them the heck out of Egypt. If you’ve seen the movie Exodus, or read the book in the Bible (book is highly recommended—like most novels-turned-films, the film isn’t very accurate), we are familiar with the unimaginable plagues God sent forth to show Pharaoh who’s Boss (literally).