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The Story in Review- Chapter Four
In the fourth chapter of The Story we are introduced to the core concept of the Christian faith. God, through sacrifice, will provide deliverance from bondage for His people. Moses, the child drawn out of the water by Pharaoh’s daughter, becomes the first person receive the revelation of God’s name YaHWeH. I am who I am is how this is translated into English. God’s name reveals His nature. He is self-existent, He causes things to be and He is with His people always. Of course God does more than give His name to show Moses, and the world, who He is as His very acts reveal the same as the speaking of His name.
God is with His people, and so He remembers there condition. He comes to free them from captivity and journey’s with them in fire and cloud and provision toward the promised land. God causes things to happen, from the turning of water to blood and light to darkness and life to death in the case of the first born so that His will is accomplished and His grace is granted. God, unlike the gods of men, is not bound to a particular part of nature, nor a specific territory, nor is He simply an image of wood, stone or gold. God and God alone rules the world and though He desires all to believe in Him and come to the knowledge of the truth He will not force any to accept His word. Hence, Pharaoh and his host is drowned in the sea, yet Moses and those who follow the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob walk through the sea on dry ground.