Wednesday, February 27, 2013

February 27 – Numbers 8-10

Today’s reading comes from Numbers 8-10. Before reading I invite you to pray and asked God to speak to you as you read his word.

God believed in celebrating. Throughout His Law he gave several celebrations to His people. However, these celebrations were not just times to get down and have a party. These times of celebration were with purpose. They were times to remember something God had done. In our reading today God instructs his people to celebrate the Passover. The Passover reminded the Israelites of the night they left Egypt. The celebration signified that they left in a hurry, that God spared their firstborn sons, and that He delivered them from slavery.

That celebration is still celebrated by the Jewish people today. But it is not only the Jews who celebrate the Passover feast. Each week in churches around the world this feast is celebrated. On the night Jesus was arrested he introduced the communion celebration during the Passover feast. Today, the communion celebration does not signify the release from physical slavery, but it does signify the release from the slavery to sin. Because of Christ death on the cross, because He conquered the grave, and because we can have a life changing relationship with Him, we celebrate the communion meal each week to remember. I am thankful for the time I get to set aside with other believers each week and remember. What about you?

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