Why We Celebrate

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In Exodus 13:8, we are told how we answer when our children ask us why we celebrate Passover: “I do this because of what the LORD did for me when I came out of Egypt.” 3500 years later, we still pass this story down “l’dor v’dor” (from generation to generation), and tell the story as if we personally came out from the land of Egypt ourselves.

You see, the idea of Passover is to make sure we never forget what the LORD did for us. Deuteronomy 16:3 puts it this way: “…all the days of your life you are to remember the day when you came from the land of Egypt.” In fact, all through the Book of Deuteronomy, as the Hebrew People were on the verge of entering the Promised Land, God constantly reminded His People that they were not to forget where they came from, and the God who was going to prosper them.

Now, you may not have come out of Egypt personally, and perhaps you are not descended from anyone who came out of the land of Egypt. The truth is, if you’re a believer in Jesus, you too have a cause for celebration. You see, just as Moses was sent by God to bring His People out of physical bondage, Jesus was sent to deliver us from spiritual bondage. Do you remember when Jesus entered the synagogue on the Sabbath day, and was handed the scroll of the Prophet Isaiah? This is what He read:

“The Spirit of the LORD is upon me, because He has anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives, and recovery of sight to the blind, to set free those who are downtrodden, to proclaim the favorable year of the LORD.” Luke 4:18-19

After reading that prophecy, Jesus sat down and said, “Today this Scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing.”

You see, every believer in Jesus has a personal Passover to celebrate. So don’t ever forget what the LORD has done for you, and the day you came from the land of Egypt, spiritually speaking.

Jesus and The Passover
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