The angel of God, who had been leading Israel’s camp, now moved and went around behind them. (Ex 13:19)
God’s providence is powerful indeed. Christ, who has let the way through death to life, now shields us from all harm and feeds us with the Bread of life, himself, as he continues to lead us in our own exodus from slavery to the promised land of eternal freedom.
Psalm 34 2-5,8-9: I will bless the Lord at all times, his praise always on my lips; in the Lord my soul shall make its boast. The humble shall hear and be glad.
Glorify the Lord with me. Together let us praise his name. I sought the Lord and he answered me; from all my terrors he set me free.
The angel of the Lord is encamped around those who revere him, to rescue them. Taste and see that the Lord is good. He is happy who seeks refuge in him.
Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen. Alleluia!