Exodus 13:14 "In days to come, when your son asks you, 'What does this mean?' say to him, 'With a mighty hand the LORD brought us out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery."
Blessings to those of you who joined us on Facebook last night for out Passover/Communion celebration. We had some technical challenges. This was our first attempt to do something like this on Facebook live. And we live a "fer piece" out in the country so our internet was a little challenging. A storm was also brewing. And we had some comical experiences--of course, with Kenny, right? But I couldn't help but think, this is just another experience showing how much we need a Savior! :) If we had to get by on what we alone could do and do well, oh my! We would be in a whole heap of trouble. But thanks be to God! Jesus is our Passover Lamb. And He has done all things well. He accomplished all that was necessary for our salvation, our deliverance, our redemption, and our reconciliation to God our Father!
In today's scripture passage, the Israelites were encouraged to remember that night, that Passover for all time. And we are called to live in the remembrance of Jesus as our Passover Lamb, as well. As Jesus shared the meal with His disciples, He spoke these words to them (as we read last night): . . . The Lord Jesus, on the night he was betrayed, took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, "This is my body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of me." In the same way, after supper he took the cup, saying, "This cup is the new covenant in my blood; do this, whenever you drink it, in remembrance of me." For whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord's death until he comes (1 Corinthians 11:23-26).
For we know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves to sin--because anyone who has died has been freed from sin (Romans 6:6). But when the time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those under law, that we might receive the full rights of sons. . . So you are no longer a slave, but a son; and since you are a son, God has made you also an heir (Galatians 4:4, 7). REMEMBER WHAT GOD HAS DONE! And, just like the mother of a fine upstanding family might tell her children as they are reminded that they represent that family wherever they go and whatever they do, REMEMBER WHO YOU ARE! How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are!. . .(1 John 3:1).