The people of Israel had lived in Egypt for 430 years.In fact, it was on the last day of the 430th year that all the LORD’s forces left the land. This night had been reserved by the LORD to bring His people out from the land of Egypt, so this same night belongs to Him. It must be celebrated every year, from generation to generation, to remember the LORD’s deliverance. Exodus 12:40-42
Or, I could name this post ‘Better Than Christmas’ because that is becoming more my goal for Easter, year after year. It is critical that I partake of this Holy Day and all it means to me and to all mankind. I was reading in Exodus about the Passover being instituted, and how He says this night belongs to Him. How much more, then, should the day Jesus became sin on my behalf and delivered me?
I shrink with guilt, though, at my schedule this weekend. It seems like maybe I will be too busy ‘celebrating’ to really be devoting the time to Him. But I do want to try.
The sacrifice You want is a broken spirit. A broken and repentant heart, O God, You will not despise. Psalm 51:17
With unfailing love You will lead this people whom You have ransomed. You will guide them in Your strength to the place where Your holiness dwells. Exodus 15:13