Remembering God’s Story.

Remembering God’s Story.

 

In this blog entry, I would like to concentrate on two things: first is the importance of remembering. God has commanded the children of Israel to remember and to celebrate the Passover (Pesach in Hebrew), where He delivered Israel from slavery in Egypt:

“‘This will be a day for you to and celebrate as a festival to ADONAI; from generation to generation you are to celebrate it by a perpetual regulation.” Exodus 12:14

 

I believe that God also wants us to remember that, just as He delivered Israel out of slavery, so did He deliver us followers of His Son, Yeshua, from the slavery of sin.  The significance of the lamb’s blood in the first Pesach in Egypt relates to the blood of Yeshua, which was shed for us:

 

“They are to take some of the blood and smear it on the two sides and top of the door-frame at the entrance of the house in which they eat it.” …  “It is ADONAI’s Pesach [Passover]. For that night, I will pass through the land of Egypt and kill all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both men and animals; and I will execute judgment against all the gods of Egypt; I am ADONAI.  The blood will serve you as a sign marking the houses where you are; when I see the blood, I will pass over [Hebrew: pasach] you – when I strike the land of Egypt, the death blow will not strike you.” Exodus 12: 7 and 11b-13

 

In the same way God has passed over those houses that were marked by the blood of a spotless lamb during His judgment on Egypt, so He will pass over those who are cleansed by the blood of The Lamb on Judgment day.  Those of us who have experienced the awesome power of God in our lives should not be so quick to forget that He alone can overcome any challenges that we face in our daily lives.  I am grateful that the God of Israel is a faithful God who does not forget His promises to our forefathers Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.

 

This brings me to the second matter of importance, which is telling God’s story.  This is exactly what we do every Passover at the Seder meal; we tell the story of the Hebrew slaves being set free, and led out of Egypt by Moses.  We read from the Hagada, which literally means, “to tell”:

 

“…so that you can tell your son and grandson about what I did to Egypt and about my signs that I demonstrated among them, and so that you will all know that I am ADONAI.” Exodus 10:2

We must constantly tell others of God’s story.  The miracles that God performs in our lives are ultimately to bring Him glory.  Just as God has appointed days and times for the children of Israel to recall and tell His story (the biblical feasts), He has also given each of His followers a story, a testimony; yet, it is not our story, but His story in our lives. He has given us this story not that we will be the only ones benefiting from it, but that others who do not yet know Him might come to know Him.

In telling God’s story in our lives, we are not only sharing with others so they may come to know Him, but as we share we will also be reminded of His amazing grace and power to deliver us from our own personal “Egypt” into the promised Land.

I ask you to remember God’s story in your life… Who are you going to share it with?

Happy Passover,

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