The September 27, 2004 issue of the Wall Street Journal offered an article on the Internatinoal scene titled, “Iraq See Chrisitan Exodus.” Yochi J. Dreazen chose “exodus” when “exile” might not be a better picture. The “Exodus” conjures the Hebrew picture of liberation and freedom. What Dreazen describes is more like “exile.” We find a picture in the Hebrew Scriptures about exile. Being put out from your “homeland” or in the case of the Israelites, “the promised land.” Disheartened and discouraged the exiles were carried to Babylon. The “exodus” prompted celebration.
While in exile they must remember the King. Long for the return of the King. Live in the Kingdom regardless of geography. Know that those of us in the way of Jesus are praying for them everyday.