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A reflection on Passover the Exodus…

 

a promise

a people

a promise to a people

a people of promise

 

a people who cried out together

a promise made by god

to a people chosen by god

 

a long time in the making

the promise

or was it the people?

 

through the escape

through the sea

through the wilderness

to a home

 

a long time in the making

the promise

or was it the people?

 

through the straying

through the arguing

through the harsh new reality

to a new set of rules, and new promise

 

a long time in the making

the promise

or was it the people?

 

through the hunger

through the thirst

through the heat of the day and the freezing nights

to a daily provision of bread

 

a long time in the making

the promise

or was it the people?

 

through the hope

through the doubt

through the threshold

to the fulfilment of a promise

 

but what was the promise?

 

was it the escape?

was it the place?

was it hope?

 

was it a promise to the people?

was it the promise of the people?

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