Signs for Our Sake!

Exodus 15:13

Thou hast led in thy steadfast love the people whom thou hast redeemed,
thou hast guided them by thy strength to thy holy abode.

Paul tells us that the things written in the Old Testament were written for the benefit of the Church.  That is, the event’s and people of the Old Testament are signs to us of the greater realities revealed by Christ in the heavenlies.  So it is with today’s verse.  God led Israel out of Egypt and into the Promised Land by his strength and steadfast love.  In an even greater way, God has led his people out of the grave and into heaven by his resurrection from the dead.  He has conquered sin as he conquered Canaan.  And he has led them to the Temple of his Body, that holiest of abodes, as he led Israel to Mt. Zion.  Today thank God for the way in which he has made history rhyme.

Mark Shea


Mark P. Shea is a Catholic author, blogger, and speaker.

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