As we journey through this Holy Week, we are reminded of the highs and lows of this time. There is a celebration and a remembrance which is taking place. It is the time of Passover. This is a time set aside for God’s people to remember when he brought them out of slavery. He brought them into freedom – although the wilderness probably didn’t look much like freedom. Passover reminded them of salvation. God put his hand of protection over them so they did not encounter any of the plagues. God lifted them up and gave them the strength and endurance to go in the middle of the night – before the dough could even rise. He gave them the courage to gather all of their things and leave behind the life they once knew – even if it was a life of slavery. He was with them in a mighty way.
This is a powerful celebration and retelling of the story of God’s redemption. God says continually…do not forget. God reminds us of the same thing – do not forget how I have redeemed you and brought you through. Don’t forget the times when I was with you, even when you did not know it. Don’t forget I have saved you and set you free.
Holy Week is an important week to remember. We remember the sacrifice of Jesus – our redemption, our salvation, the One who set us free. We remember the journey he traveled as he took on the weight of the world so we might not carry this weight alone. We remember how God passed over his children as he cared for them and how he continues to shield his children today. We celebrate God is still at work in our lives. May we spend today remembering.
18 He said, “Go into the city to a certain man, and say to him, ‘The Teacher says, My time is near; I will keep the Passover at your house with my disciples.’” 19 So the disciples did as Jesus had directed them, and they prepared the Passover meal.
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