RELIGION

A modern-day Passover: from bondage to healing

No matter how long a problem has lasted, understanding the nature and power of God leads us to healing.

The Passover holds a special significance for me. It signifies knowing for sure that obedience to God will protect us from harm.

The children of Israel were convinced that disobedience to God meant subjection to plagues. So when Moses told them that God had commanded them to prepare an abundant meal, one lamb per household, and to eat as much of it as possible that night, they obeyed (see Ex. 12). They were to eat dressed as if for a journey, wearing their walking shoes and with staff in hand. This was specific preparation for an arduous trip and imminent departure. The implication was that after 430 years of slavery, they would walk out of Egypt and away from bondage that night. And they did!

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