The Passover is only a few days away … There is an excitement in the air. My family cannot wait.
Exodus 12:43-49 says:
And the Lord said unto Moses and Aaron, This is the ordinance of the passover: There shall no stranger eat thereof: But every man’s servant that is bought for money, when thou hast circumcised him, then shall he eat thereof. A foreigner and an hired servant shall not eat thereof. In one house shall it be eaten; thou shalt not carry forth ought of the flesh abroad out of the house; neither shall ye break a bone thereof. All the congregation of Israel shall †keep it. And when a stranger shall sojourn with thee, and will keep the passover to the Lord, let all his males be circumcised, and then let him come near and keep it; and he shall be as one that is born in the land: for no uncircumcised person shall eat thereof. One law shall be to him that is homeborn, and unto the stranger that sojourneth among you.
This is time that is so very special, intimate you might even say, a time for believers alone. For Christ and His bride. Consider, in the Bible Jesus kept the Passover with His disciples. It was not a big or fancy occasion but an intimate meal – time shared with those closest to Him. Just as we are today when we are born again and put on Christ. Again, this is special, meant for those He has chosen and called out. In fact He repeats this command, for the Passover to be for His alone and not the stranger but that only those who are circumcised may partake in this feast. We are circumcised when we are born again, baptized in Jesus name and filled with the Holy Spirit. We have then entered into covenant with the Lord. How He loves to give us physical images to show the spiritual. It shows obedience and love, demonstrated that by an actual act that can be observed and seen. Testimony!
Any uncircumcised male who is not circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin shall be cut off from his people; he has broken my covenant.”
God does not change. He is the same yesterday, today and forever more! Praise God for that!
Do you remember how God told the Israelites to eat the Passover in their home? This is another way of showing how serious and intimate of an event this is to be. Part of keeping Passover is sharing the wonderful truth that Jesus has provided freedom for us from bondage. That we are now free of the world; set apart and chosen by Him! We have been delivered through His blood, shed for us, while we were still sinners. What a wonderful picture of how love ought to look! And what a wonderful way to remind and encourage one another, of the love we are to have one for another. Let us examine our hearts. As we read of the plagues, the judgements, and the miraculous deliverance of God’s people, we praise God! We talk about the afikomen, and share of the One who was pierced for us and rose again the third day, we remember anew the price of our salvation.
We also sing the “Diyanu” as a reminder of how God always provides for the needs of His people.
And to show our hope and faith we end saying, “Next year in Jerusalem!” ❤
This is such a precious time~ a beautiful opportunity to show our family how alive the Word of God is and how it still matters for us today! If you are looking for some ways to make this special time lots of fun, as you learn, with your little ones too I have lots of great recipes and fun things for little hands to do and learn with here.