The Norwegian singer Elvira Nikolaisen had this hit a few years back. The Egypt
song is describing a feeling of getting out and breaking free:
‘But now I’ve found my way out of Egypt
I’ve found my surprisingly obvious way out of here
You are my way out of my dangerous, proud mistakes
And now Egypt seems so very far away.’
I remember enjoying the lyrics and the music so much. The feeling it gave me corresponded with what happened in my life those days. I was leaving something behind and entering a new phase.
Sometimes it is really good to leave something behind, to cross the border and know that
you will never return. And if you return it’s going to be different. You are never going to be captive again. If the boundaries and captivity is sneaking back onto you, you should stand firm, neglect it and not accept any tendency of the old stuff.
I guess this could be applied in a lot of different situations. I know I have my own
I have left Egypt. I have broken free. I might still be in the desert in some ways, but I
am not returning to the place where I was.
When the children of Israel was 40 years in the desert there were moments when they
longed for Egypt. They complained and the Lord responded:
‘The Israelites said to them, “If only we had died by the LORD’s hand in Egypt! There we sat around pots of meat and ate all the food we wanted, but you have brought us out into this desert to starve this entire assembly to death.”
Then the LORD said to Moses, “I will rain down bread from heaven for you.’
I am not going back.
Bible ref: Exodus 16Annonser