Monday, March 21, 2011

Day 13: Passover – Exodus 12

Then they are to take some of the blood and put it on the sides and tops of the doorframes of the houses where they eat the lambs. That same night they are to eat the meat roasted over the fire, along with bitter herbs, and bread made without yeast. Do not eat the meat raw or boiled in water, but roast it over a fire—with the head, legs and internal organs. Do not leave any of it till morning; if some is left till morning, you must burn it. This is how you are to eat it: with your cloak tucked into your belt, your sandals on your feet and your staff in your hand. Eat it in haste; it is the LORD’s Passover. “On that same night I will pass through Egypt and strike down every firstborn of both people and animals, and I will bring judgment on all the gods of Egypt. I am the LORD. The blood will be a sign for you on the houses where you are, and when I see the blood, I will pass over you. No destructive plague will touch you when I strike Egypt. “This is a day you are to commemorate; for the generations to come you shall celebrate it as a festival to the LORD—a lasting ordinance.

But now, our Lord Jesus Christ has died for us on the cross. His blood is the blood over your door frame. So now we don’t have to worry about this big detail. We don’t have to worry about the angel of death because Jesus is our final Passover Lamb. Isn’t it wonderful to know that we are saved because we believe and belong to Jesus? He made the ultimate sacrifice so that we can be saved. When life seems to be overwhelming, stop and think about the things that are truly important. Know that Jesus loves you and died on the cross for you. Just as He did during the Passover, He will protect you through all troubled times.
-Aaron Bergman

Father, thank You for sending Your one and only Son Jesus Christ. Oh Savior, thank You for dying on the cross. You game Your precious blood to be that final Passover Lamb. Amen
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