The Book Of Exodus From The New American Standard Bible



Pastor Meg Jackson Clark


Exodus – a going out or departure. How we would all like to go out of this period of
pandemic, to depart from this place of uncertainty and anxiety.

As summer starts to wind down, we begin an exploration of the Biblical book of Exodus,
which tells the story of the Israelites going out from the land of Egypt where they have
been enslaved. But the story doesn’t begin with the exodus. Instead it begins with the
courage of a handful of women who labor to preserve life in the face of death. One of
the lives spared is that of Moses. But even after Moses arrives on the scene it is
decades before anything changes. There is no short cut to Exodus. In the meantime,
children grow up, men go to work, youth get into trouble and out of it, Moses gets
married and gets a job.

And then after a long time, something notable happens. The people cry out, and their
cry for help rises up to God. God hears, God remembers, and God sees. And God set in
motion events that would lead eventually to exodus.

We are impatient to exit this season of pandemic, unrest, and divisive politics. But we
do not control the timetable for when we will make our exodus. God does, and God
holds this time and all times in God’s hands. In the meantime, may we have courage to
take actions that honor the sacred gift of life. May we spend our days paying attention to
the ordinary moments that comprise our daily lives. And may we continue to cry out to
God, assured that God hears, remembers, sees, and will act in our behalf in God’s time.


Biographical Sketch

Meg Jackson Clark is our Pastor.  She came to the Greensboro congregation in September, 2018.  Most recently, Meg served as Pastor of Dallas-Dodd Presbyterian Church in LaGrange, GA, while also working in the Coweta County Public Library System. Prior to her time there, she was Associate Pastor at Newnan Presbyterian Church for 13 years. Meg began her ministry in Atlanta as Chaplain at Piedmont Hospital.


Meg received her education at Westminster College in New Wilmington, Pennsylvania and Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta.

Meg is married to Steven Brown, her partner in life and ministry. Together they have three adult children - Andy Clark of Newnan, GA, Zack Brown and Stephanie Brown, both of South Carolina. They also have a granddaughter, Rowan Brown.

Meg and Steve have a life-long love of various types of music, and enjoy attending concerts, and adding their voices to the choir. Occasionally, Meg’s violin makes an appearance at worship. Meg leads a Book Club at the Greene County Library which focuses on inspirational books. Steven works at Reynolds, Lake Oconee, as well as contributing his talents at church.