Today is a day of celebration. Passover is the oldest and most important religious festival in Judaism, commemorating God's deliverance of the Hebrews from slavery in Egypt and His creation of the Israelite people.
It begins tonight at sunset and marks the beginning of a 7 day celebration, the highlight being the Seder meal to celebrate and rejoice in God's deliverance.
Because Jesus and his disciples were celebrating Passover during the Last Supper, many Christians also celebrate Passover to remember the sacrifice of Jesus Christ.
We’ve never celebrated Passover as a family but I woke up today overwhelmed by God calling to me. I had no idea why or what today was until I started digging. I opened up my holy bible app and it went over details about passover and the importance of it. Naturally I started researched start dates for passover and was shocked that it was today.
For years I've wanted to celebrate but had always missed it because I was too busy or distracted with other things. Sports, work, house, travel, me, me, me. For years, I've wanted to be closer to him but I've been so distracted even when I did put God first there was still a distance between us.
He's been crying out in the wilderness to me and I’ve been running in the opposite direction unintentionally avoiding Him. As if to try and hide my disconnect, my pain, my fear, my anguish. My feeling of not being enough.
Friends, I don't know about you, but I’ve been distracted by worldly things for way too long.
I claim to love him so much but don’t set aside the time to hear him like I used to; my heart has grown cold & bitter. Resentment builds and I have allowed the enemy to beat me down day after day. I am sick and tired of being sick and tired.
Today it begins.
In this manner you shall eat it: with your belt fastened, your sandals on your feet, and your staff in your hand. Ex 12:11 Finally be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil.
For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in heavenly places.
Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all to stand firm. Stand therefore, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and, as shoes for your feet, hang put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace.
In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one; and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God, praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert with perseverance, making supplication for all the saints, and also for me that the words may be given to me in opening my mouth boldly to proclaim the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains, that I may declare it boldly as I ought to speak. Ephesians 6:10-20
Join me. He has already forgiven us. Now it’s time to forgive ourselves and let the healing begin. Allow your sins to be washed away.
Share a prayer request below and let's start this Passover celebration off together. Nothing fancy. Just setting aside time to remember that Jesus died for us. For ALL our sins. Not just some of them. Rejoice. Be renewed. You are loved.