Tonight is a very solemn night. Tonight is Passover, the night that Christ was betrayed and given to the pharisees, scribes, and Sadducee’s.
The days leading up to tonight I’ve been doing my best to self examine myself. My room mates and I have been deleavening the house and our cars. taking the leaven out of our lives physically symbolizes taking sin out of our life spiritually. I’ve been thinking a lot about all of the areas of my life that I need to improve on, and also the areas of my life that I am strong in. Its been a time to think about where I started eight years ago when I was first baptized to where I am now, to see the things I’ve overcome and to see the things that I still struggle with.
Tonight is Passover as I mentioned above, tomorrow is the night to be Much Remembered, and then Thursday is the First Day of Unleavened Bread. Christ is our Passover lamb, He died to take away my sins, as well as yours. Christ loves us so much that He gave himself for us! John 15:13 “Greater lover has no one than this; to lay down one’s life for his friends.” What I’m thinking about today is what Christ went through for me. Last night my roommates and I watched the Passion of the Christ, such a hard movie to get through. Christ went through the most horrible death for me, so I could have eternal life. Christ died for you too! John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that who ever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.” Never forget how much you are loved!
The weeks leading up to tonight have been interesting! The world is in isolation much like the ancient Israelites were on Passover the first time they had it. Normally all baptized members of my church have a service tonight and read chapters 13-17 in the gospel of John. During the service we also wash each others feet, and partake of the unleavened bread and wine. But tonight instead of going to our church hall, because of the virus, my roommates and I will hold Passover at our house. We will each be doing some of the reading and going over the Passover symbols. It will be a very memorable Passover for us all.
Tomorrow night is the night to be remembered, its the memorial for the night that the Israelites left Egypt. We will have a giant celebration of God freeing them from slavery, which is what all of the Days of unleavened bread picture. God is taking us out of this world of slavery and sin. For the whole week following we will not be eating any leavened bread. 1 Corinthians 5:8 “Therefore let us keep the festival, not with the old bread leavened with malice and wickedness but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.” We are to come out of this world of sin and slavery and be lights and strive to live like Christ and be sinless.
The world is all in isolation right now, we have so much free time to work on ourselves and to seek God and His way of life. Now is a great time to self examine ourselves and to put our old man to death and become a new man. Put on the mind of Christ. Be a light in this world, create the world and life that you want your kids to grow up in.