As Americans, we love emancipation stories and make heroes out of those who fight for freedom. Harriett Tubman risking her life to save many via the Underground Railroad is one example. Another is Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation. His speech changed American history and forever placed the sixteenth president on the list of great Americans.
More than three thousand years ago, slavery had sucked the life out of the Hebrew people. The only answer to their painful plight was freedom from Pharaoh’s bondage, an exodus that brought them out of Egypt. Their only hope was a redeemer named Moses.
Apart from God, we too are slaves to sin. We need emancipation and our only hope is a redeemer named Jesus, who is the Christ.