“Now a new king arose over Egypt, who did not know Joseph…” The people of God live in the world. This world has worldly governmental systems that are sometimes sympathetic and supportive of those of faith and sometimes not. The story of Exodus from cover to cover is the story of God who is powerful to deliver and make Himself known regardless of earthly leaders. How might this truth guide and encourage us amidst change? We pray for our leaders O Lord; may they be sensitive to your guidance. May your people be faithful witnesses to your ways through all circumstances.