The focus of the Messiah – humble shepherd and guide – is the sheep, the lost sheep and the other sheep. All sheep would be saved (if they want: accept to the saved), brought to the fold under one guide and true protection and led into the bliss of eternal fellowship with the creator. That’s the aim of salvation.
Weeping, Dying, dead. End of sin, finished evil, buried in wealthy man's tomb, resurrected, king: with an unending throne and reign; guide to the lost, light to the world, mercy for the broken, unforgotten, undefeated; not disputed; the last message to humanity from GOD: creator not created – GOD as GOD before humanity.
In slavery to the world, in slavery to our desires, in slavery to ourselves (all the more, enslaved), in slavery of thoughts, in slavery by law (just and unjust), in slavery of hope (even the hope to be rid of slavery). By human hands, all attempts at freedom creates more channels for slavery to be born.
Because Pharaoh did not know the LORD, when the LORD said, “let there be…” he said, “why should there be?” all those who question GOD to put off the flame speaking to them do not know the LORD. Then again, they do not want to know the Lord. If so, they wish, by influence the enemy of their souls, to perish from lack of knowledge.
For Moses, it was getting the children of Israel free from Egypt; for you it is setting your heart free from thoughts of oppression; for me it could as well be letting go of the imaginations of suppression and aggression to the peace of GOD. In all cases, GOD Is in the business of liberation. From bond of hell to bond of heaven. From hard labour of strange life to the labour of ordained life.
This man – in moving hand-to-hand and face-to-face and thigh-to-thigh, deliberating with creator about the fate of creation in faith – receives that which gives meaning to being and it was made.