Monday, April 18, 2011

Passover time!!!!

My socks were blessed right off my feet when I read of another family who celebrates a messianic passover!!!!
You have got to remember the Hebrews were in captivity...Bondage...they could not just walk away from their slavery. Misery. Sores. Pain. Children birthed into hopelessness...
God sent a Redeemer.
A Deliverer.
His name was Moses, one of the Hebrews, yet raised as a mighty leader.

I love how the text in Exodus states their plea and God's tender response:
"Now it came about in the course of those many days that the king of Egypt died. And the sons of Israel sighed because of the bondage, and they cried out; and their cry for help because of their bondage rose up to God.
So God heard their groaning; and God remembered His covenant with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.
And God saw the sons of Israel, and God took notice of them." Exodus 2: 23-25

They cried out...
They sighed because of their bondage...
Their cry for help rose up to God...
He took notice of them...

We celebrate Passover for many, many reasons.
Years ago, we received great, Biblical teaching about it.
God's Word wriggled it's way down into our hearts..and it held fast.
This year will be our 20th year of celebration!!
The parallels are astounding; God delivered His people through Moses.
Today, we are delivered from our spiritual bondage, our darkness, by the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ, the Messiah.

John the Baptist called Jesus the "lamb of God Who takes away the sin of the world."

Jesus is our Passover Lamb. I Corinthians 5:7

Today is prep day. The girls and I will grind the kharoset, the mixture of honey, apples, walnuts, grape juice and cinnamon, which reminds us of mortar--the mix of mud and straw the Hebrews had to make bricks with...we will be busy, with joy as we anticipate sharing our experience and God's story with our precious friends. This will be the biggest group we've had since I've been diagnosed..
God is so amazing...

Dear one, if you are suffering today, from who knows what, except God Himself,
be like those Hebrews--
Cry out.
He will hear you.
He waits to deliver you.

He longs to "hover over and protect you" (the meaning of the word passover)

From a delivered one,

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