Now the blood shall be a sign for you on the houses where you are. And when I see the blood, I will pass over you; and the plague shall not be on you to destroy you when I strike the land of Egypt (Exodus 12:13).
Today begins the Jewish celebration of Passover when we remember the mercy of God, as He passed over the homes of His children that were marked by the blood of the lamb.
It was the blood that saved them, and it is the blood of the Lamb that saves us today.
As believers, we pause to remember the power of the blood, symbolized by holy communion. We bow our heads and lift our hearts in honor of the only One who can save us. We, as a global community, are reminded of our frailty and absolute dependence upon God. The world is finally beginning to see that we need something bigger, wiser, and greater than the power of man. The answer to our crisis is found in the wisdom of God, and we must press into Him and ask Him to release it to those in places of authority.
Interestingly, Passover begins on April 8th, since the number eight signifies new beginnings. May the message of the blood, the price of Jesus' death, and the power of His resurrection awaken hearts across the globe and spark a new beginning in Him. May the bride of Christ fall in love with Him more than their agendas and religious facades. May lukewarm hearts be set ablaze with the holy fire of zealous devotion, and the lost be touched by the reality of God's love for them. May we all lay down our idols and offer ourselves to Him anew.
And may our Passover Lamb, cause Covid-19 to pass over our lands!
In Jesus' name, amen.