Goshen Lights

After seeing the election results, I asked Adonai how to pray for America. And He gave me one word – Goshen גֹּשֶׁן- and then He began to speak about the type of light that emanates from there.

The ninth plague before the great exodus out of Egypt ushered in “a darkness which may be felt” and “for three days only the sons of Israel had light in their dwellings.”

In Hebrew when one speaks of utter darkness we say חושך מצרים (choshech mitzraim) which literally means “Egyptian darkness.” And yet before the 10th plague many Egyptians chose to enter Goshen and were also covered by the blood of the Passover lamb that was painted over the doorposts of the homes. When the angel of death passed over, their firstborn children were also spared and many Egyptians joined the sons of Israel when they were released from captivity.

Goshen גֹּשֶׁן means drawing near, so that’s my prayer – may we all draw near to the G-d of Israel and choose to come under the blood of Yeshua, the Lamb of G-d.

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Carolyn Margolin-Hyde was raised in an Orthodox Jewish synagogue near Chicago. She graduated from University of Illinois and as an RN she practiced nursing for many years. After making Aliyah Carolyn served as worship leader at K’tsir Asher, The Harvest of Asher Congregation, in Akko, and then led worship at Kehilat Poriya, a congregation near Tiberius. She has written and recorded many worship songs in English and Hebrew and her worship CD’s include “Just Like Joseph” and “The Latter Rain”- contemporary worship CDs; “Deep Calls to Deep” – a soaking CD; and “Fine Linen” – worship with a touch of the blues.