Matt and Merry begin a new series called Exiles. They will take a look at the exile experiences of the Ancient Israelites, where they found hope in it all, and what we can take from that today. They start off by looking at an important road that made ancient Israel an important piece of land to control. While that seems like good news for them, it was quite the opposite. Year after year they were left wondering why they were always under the thumb of a foreign power, and where God was through it all.