March 26, 2017
This week we considered the final wonder the Lord worked to free his people from slavery in Egypt. Unlike the first nine plagues, which brought chaos to the Egyptians, this final plague was a true judgment. One striking element of this plague is even the Hebrews are subject to the judgment… unless they were covered by the blood of the Passover Lamb. Everyone is a sinner and justly falls underneath God's wrath, unless he rescues them.
That's what the Passover pointed to - God's great work of salvation in Jesus Christ. If you are in Christ, you have been covered in the blood of the innocent Lamb of God. The Lord has passed over your sin because the just judgment – death – has already been satisfied by the cross of Christ.
And the rest of the passage is all about remembering this great salvation. God's people re-orient their calendar, their religious celebrations, everything in their lives around the Lord's triumphant deliverance. This is critical because the story we hold in our hearts affects our whole lives. We make every decision in our lives – how we react to troubles and griefs, what to do with our time, what to do with our energy, what to do with our money, what to do with our relationships, what to do with our everything – based on our story.
So when you look at your life and consider the story you tell yourself about who you are, remember that your story is about the greater exodus, the greater Lamb. This has a way of reframing everything else in your life.