Together, these images of salvation also make striking affirmations about God:
God wills our liberation, our exodus from Egypt.
God wills our reconciliation, our return from exile.
God wills our enlightenment, our seeing.
God wills our forgiveness, our release from sin and guilt.
God wills that we see ourselves as God's beloved.
God wills our resurrection, our passage from death to life.
God wills for us food and drink that satisfy our hunger and thirst.
God wills, comprehensively, our well-being -- not just my well-being as an individual but the well-being of all of us and of the whole of creation.
In short, God wills our salvation, our healing, here on earth. The Christian life is about participating in the salvation of God.