“The Lord is good, A stronghold in the day of trouble” (Nahum 1:7)
March 31, 2021
God is a good father, who wills safety for His children, for they will be reversed from suffering. During Torah, while Israelis were imprisoned by the Egyptians, God protected them from their enemy scam and their sufferings they brought on them. As it was His will to free them Egyptians and called upon and Prophet Moses and said, “Therefore say to the children of Israel: “I am the Lord; I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians, I will rescue you from their bondage, and I will redeem you with an outstretched arm and with great judgments. I will take you as My people, and I will be your God. Then you shall know that I am the Lord your God who brings you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians.” (Exodus 6:6-7)
Then God told through Prophet Mosses for the then King Pharaoh to unleash the Israeli people for he was afflicting them; but, he refused. “As a result, God destroyed a variety of plagues on his people and eventually destroyed the Egyptians with the plague that non-idols of their idols could stop. But, God protected the Israelis. “For I will pass through the land of Egypt on that night, and will strike all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and beast; and against all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgment: I am the Lord. Now the blood shall be a sign for you on the houses where you are. And when I see the blood, I will pass over you; and the plague shall not be on you to destroy you when I strike the land of Egypt….And you shall take a bunch of hyssop, dip it in the blood that is in the basin, and strike the lintel and the two doorposts with the blood that is in the basin. And none of you shall go out of the door of his house until morning. For the Lord will pass through to strike the Egyptians; and when He sees the blood on the lintel and on the two doorposts, the Lord will pass over the door and not allow the destroyer to come into your houses to strike you. (Exodus 12:12-23)
And the Israelites did as they ordered him, and when the time was, they took their flocks and cows left from the land of Egypt. Then God, “God led the people around by way of the wilderness of the Red Sea. And the children of Israel went up in orderly ranks out of the land of Egypt.” But because God harden Pharaoh’s heart and so he chased the Israelites. And when he saw them resided next to the edge of Pi-hahiroth in front of Baal Zephon he chased them. Then, all the people cried out to the LORD. And God said to Mosses, “Lift up your rod, and stretch out your hand over the sea and divide it. And the children of Israel shall go on dry ground through the midst of the sea. And I indeed will harden the hearts of the Egyptians, and they shall follow them. So I will gain honor over Pharaoh and over all his army, his chariots, and his horsemen. And Moses stretched out his hand on the sea, And the LORD firm all night; and he brought the east wind and removed the sea; and the water was divided. And the Israelites passed by the land among the sea; and the water was at the left and side like a wall. (Exodus 13:18, 14:8-21)
The Egyptians saw the water upright, they entered through chasing after the Israelis into the midst of the sea. Then, “The Egyptians pursued them, and all Pharaoh’s horses and chariots and horsemen followed them into the sea. During the last watch of the night the Lord looked down from the pillar of fire and cloud at the Egyptian army and threw it into confusion.” (Exodus 14፡24)
After that, through the guidance of the Prophet Moses, God saved from all the sufferings until they reach their land, by providing them water and food for they shall not be hungry and thirsted. For us all Humans, God has made our religion a safety of all the sufferings and sorrows we encounter. This will help us live in the faith, and so, it is important to understand the meaning of religion.
As religion is the way of living in faith; Religion is the way of knowing and His existence of God; and the way we reach Him. This road is a way for mankind by one His beloved son, one of the Son of God. Stand in the ways and see, and ask for the old paths, where the good way is, And walk in it; Then you will find rest for your souls. But they said, ‘We will not walk in it.” and “But this is what I commanded them, saying, ‘Obey My voice, and I will be your God, and you shall be My people. And walk in all the ways that I have commanded you that it may be well with you.” (Jeremiah 6:16, 7:23)
We must also be accepted the mysteries of in faith while living in religion, conduct the seven mysteries of Holy Church in the Holy Church. For they help us live in his kingdom to be led by the commandments God and the discipline of the Church. As we may be firm in religion, it will help us bear afflictions during the time of affliction and intimidates amongst from the gentiles. Because God protect those who acknowledge His existence and understand the Law and keep his commandments, order and save them from obliteration.
God will save the people of from agony and sufferings in earthly life. In our generations especially those who diligent and stayed humble in their religion are saved from the current plague and infectious virus spread all over the world. To this illustrations we can mention, the outbreaks of diseases including, including HIV / AIDS, Cancer, Ebola and the latest deadly virus Corona which are the cause for the death of many people. The evidence for these diseases to be a plague is their incurableness for no medical institutions or scientific discovery has found medicine for it. In addition, during the spreading of the diseases especially Corona Virus, a lotus in destroying grains was lots in rural area of our country Ethiopia. Therefore, those who understand this truth and accept it, rather than attempting to protect themselves through Scientific methods from the plague, they stayed faithful to their religion, God saved them from all harms.
In addition, God is indeed saved people from a car or a plane and alike accidents, such as the, especially children. This shows us his goodness. Thus, we must remain firm in religion, believing that God will protect us from any harm.