These included the various events that occurred during the moving out of the Israelites from Egypt. It was the departure of the Israelites under the leadership of Moses. Majorly, it was God’s plan to rescue and deliver Israelites from the political plight of oppression and slavery in Egypt. The Israelites had much suffering in Egypt especially following the succession of a new pharaoh. God, through Moses, delivered the Israelites from Egypt through the wilderness and eventually to the Promised Land that flowed with milk and honey. A number of events occurred in the land of Egypt before and during the night of exodus. Among them included the plagues which were the ten calamities casted upon the land of Egypt. They were to persuade Pharaoh to release the ill-treated Israelites.
Exodus is the process of moving out. It was triggered by the continuous plea for mercy by the Israelites to their God following the oppression and slavery they experienced in the land of Egypt. The suffering was more intensified when Moses approached pharaoh to free the Israelites. He responded by giving them much work. God began sending plagues on Egypt after pharaoh refused to liberate the children of Israel. He turned the waters of the land into blood; resulting into the massive death of aquatic animals including fish. There was the disgust from offensive smell from the river but this never shook pharaoh. A second plague occurred after Aaron stretched forth his hand over the waters of Egypt and the whole land was covered with frogs. It frightened the king but as soon as the frogs disappeared he refuse to let the children of Israel go. Then God ordered Aaron to strike the dust of the earth with his staff and the whole land was crawling with bugs. Unfortunately he never let go of the Israelites. A number and series of calamities followed from wild animals to pests, boils, hails, locusts to darkness but when relief came, pharaoh’s obstinacy returned and thus refused to liberate the people of Israel. After his persistency on not letting the Israelites go, God ascended the tenth plague upon the Egyptians by striking all first- born in the land. It increased woes and cries by the Egyptians and they pleaded with their king to let go of the Israelites. There was a loud and a bitter wail in each house as a loved one lay down stricken. It happened at a time when the Israelites were celebrating the Passover sacrifice. It was to serve as a memorial and a festival for the Lord. The preparations were done and all assembled in groups to eat before midnight as they had been commanded. Pharaoh deeply saddened and carried by the state called Moses and Aaron and ordered them to leave. While on their way, pharaoh once more hardened his heart and ordered the pursuit of Israelites to be brought back to Egypt. Israelites having camped in front of the red sea were faced with the dilemma of what to do. People started to lose their faith in God. He ordered Moses to split the sea and the children of Israelites crossed as the Egyptians were blocked. They wandered for days and night through the wilderness being led by Moses and Aaron and guided by the Angels. He led them, provided them and gave the commandments that will guide and protect them and their generation. The instructions were about protection of property and social responsibility
The exodus is remembered daily in Jewish prayers and celebrated each year at the feast of Passover. It ensures that the community remains closely knit and aware of God’s saving actions. The concretion of the Israelites and their sacrifices symbolizes faith and gratitude.it also shows God’s mercy and caring abilities especially when he delivered the Israelites against the oppression and slavery by the Egyptians. It is confirmed when He goes ahead and provide them with water and food in the wilderness after leaving Egypt. Even though the Israelites at a times lost faith and doubted the existence of God, He never hesitated providing for them and forgiving them. It is manifested in the book of Exodus.
The exodus event was full of God’s miracles which were intended to portray and the power and mercy that God had over nature and to human being. From the events human have gained spiritual motivation especially Christians and Jews and develop strong belief in God, since from the events God was fulfilling what He promised to do to the Egyptian if they fail to act upon Gods command for the release of the Israelites. As a result, it is a fact that Gods plan cannot be stopped or postponed by human being but they have to comply with it, and if they try to do so Gods punishment is upon them.