Hello! How is everyone? The weeks seem to be speeding up as the weather continues to confuse as to what season we are in. As many of you are aware, Passover is celebrated this week and then followed by Good Friday and on Sunday-Easter; also referred to as Resurrection Sunday. For many people this is known as “Holy Week”.
The promise God gave the Jewish people regarding this event was this: “The blood shall be for a token or sign to you upon [the doorposts of] the houses where you are, [that] when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and no plague shall be upon you to destroy you when I smite the land of Egypt.” (Exodus 12:13) The blood of a lamb was slain and placed over their door posts and death would “pass over” those who were under the blood. Jewish people all over the globe recite the telling of the story of Passover. The story is told in response to four questions asked by the children: why is this night different from all other nights? The father proceeds to tell the story of the Exodus from Egypt, reading from a book called “The Haggadah” and using symbols and object lessons in order to keep the attention of the little children. It is a yearly reminder to them that God delivered them out of the bondage of slavery and into freedom.
Tomorrow is Good Friday, the day we observe when Jesus willingly gave up His life and went to the cross in order to be the gap between sinful mankind and a Holy God. The cost required of repentance is bloodshed . “That the Son of Man must be given over into the hands of sinful men (men whose way or nature is to act in opposition to God) and be crucified and on the third day rise [from death]. (Luke 24:7 Amplified Bible) “For this is My blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.” (Matthew 26:28) We have an a guarantee to be forgiven from our sins and spend eternity with God; but, we must believe that the promises God and the Word of God is true because He does not lie. “Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were notso, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also.” (John 14:1-3)
God has been letting us know who He is and all of His promises since Genesis. He even made sure that His promises were written down so anyone throughout the ages can read about Him so that we would believe in Him. “For if you believed Moses, you would believe Me; for he wrote about Me. But if you do not believe his writings, how will you believe My words?” (John 5:46-47) So, the questions comes down to “Do you believe in Jesus and all that He says He is? If not, why? “You believe that there is one God. You do well. Even the demons believe—and tremble!” (James 2:19)
You know, Jesus did not have to fight His way out of the grave after His crucifixion. He walked out after the angel rolled back the rock from the tomb.”But the angel answered and said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified. He is not here; for He is risen, as He said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay.” (Matthew 28:5-6) It was God’s love for us that kept Him on the cross and it was the same love that brought Him out of grave so He could be with us forever. Jesus is our Risen savior! His resurrection is now our inheritance. There is a saying among Christians around Easter, they say to one another “He is Risen! He is Risen Indeed!”
As you walk Every Day With Grace, I pray that you believe in the promises that God has for your life and that you know that one day you too, can share in eternal life with Jesus. “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16)
I wish you a Blessed Resurrection Sunday because He is Risen! He is Risen indeed!
In His Love,
Jesus said: “I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” (Matthew 28:20)