Exodus, the second book in the Bible, tells part of the story of the People of Israel leaving Egypt and wandering through the desert for 40 years before finally arriving in the Promised Land. This time of being on the move was a formative (perhaps the formative) experience in their community life.
We should be a bit cautious about drawing too many parallels between the Exodus and HHBC’s period without a building – clearly they are very different situations. But I think that God may be encouraging us to look together at the Exodus, and to learn from some of the things that happened to God’s people on that journey.
So I am planning to write some blog posts from time to time. I trust and pray that this may be a means by which God speaks to us all.