Rev. Nathan Meador, pastor of St. John Lutheran Church in Plymouth, Wisconsin, joins host Rev. AJ Espinosa to study Psalm 114 & Psalm 115.
Have we been idolizing freedom? Has God driven us outside? Psalms 114 and 115 as we know them work together as a single “hallelujah” song, with refrains of taunting and triumph. These times are not unprecedented, because we see the pattern in God’s Word. The Word drives us to repent and give thanks for the past we too easily forget, not with a random sampling of songs but with “a liturgy for exiles” like us today. We are the early church. We are Israel. God took us out of Egypt, out “from a people of strange language.” No idol or ideal is ultimate for us, only God in the person of Christ Jesus.