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Devotions this week on the theme of subversive strength as seen through the women of Exodus
But Zipporah took a flint and cut off her son’s foreskin and touched Moses’ feet with it and said, "Truly you are a bridegroom of blood to me!"
Exodus 4:25

Moses was on his way back to Egypt to confront Pharaoh. Along the way he came under threat. God was on the verge of killing him one night – which I cannot explain. But Zipporah, his wife, was undaunted and stepped in to help Moses. She performed a sacrament. The circumcision of her son and an odd blessing for her husband changed the dynamic that night. Liberation includes such sacramental moments.

Kelley Nikondeha is a practical theologian hungry for the New City.  She is the co-director and chief storyteller for Communities of Hope, a community development enterprise in Burundi. She is currently writing A Sacrament of Belonging: Graces for Transformation in a Fractured World (2017).

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