Friday, May 31, 2013

The Passover

And you must commit yourselves
wholeheartedly to these commands
that I am giving you today…

Write them on the doorposts
of your house
and on your gates.

From Deuteronomy 6

Laws carved in wooden doorposts – a reminder each time the Israelites stepped in and out of their homes. 

Do this, and you will live.

Imagine with me how it must have looked.  The grooves deepen with age, weather takes it’s toll and then… the blood.

Each year at Passover, blood of a lamb covers the deep lines of engraved commandments.  When the day of celebration passes, the blood is washed away… but deep in the furrows of written laws, the blood remains.

I am the Door;
anyone who enters in through Me
will be saved…

John 10:9

Then came a spotless Lamb.

Jesus - arms stretched… bleeding.  Blood pours down from wounded head.

He stands at the door, covering the law… laws too heavy to bear. 

Laws that condemn us, placing a warrant on our life.

And His blood covers them all!

Covers them all!

In Christ, we are free to live in His kingdom, free of sins weight.  Free of condemnation.  Free of guilt.  Free of fear… and doubt… and despair… and hopelessness… and… and… and…

His blood covers that which we are unable to do, giving us freedom to live a life of joy and peace... and hope!

By entering through faith
into what God has always wanted to do for us
—set us right with Him,
make us fit for Him
—we have it all together with God
because of our Master Jesus.

And that’s not all:
We throw open our doors to God
and discover at the same moment
that He has already thrown open His door to us.

We find ourselves standing where we always hoped we might stand—out in the wide open spaces of God’s grace and glory, standing tall and shouting our praise.
Romans 5:1-2 MES

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