There are certain themes that show up over and over again in books, in movies, and in life. Good vs. evil, coming of age, courage and heroism, and of course, love are among the more popular themes. There are also recurring themes in the scriptures, themes that first appear in the Hebrew scriptures and then appear again in the New Testament. As we continue our journey through Revelation, the theme of exodus begins to take shape. John’s vision becomes a vision of a new exodus in which God will lead the faithful through a wilderness like experience until they reach the promised land of a new heaven and a new earth. The parallels between these stories are uncanny, and this Sunday, we will explore what this new exodus means for us.