Widboom, James

Sermon Inspired by Nicaragua and Scripture (Fall 1991)

Scripture texts came to mind as we moved among the people of Nicaragua last week. The first is the account of the exodus of Israel from Egypt, in which God makes a distinction between Israel and Egypt. Leeched onto and dependent on Egypt, Israel is pried loose—kicking, screaming, and complaining. “Is it because there are no graves in Egypt that you have taken us away to die in the wilderness?” they asked (Ex. 14:11).