Remember God’s Rescue

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Exodus 2:23-25, Exodus 6:2-8, Exodus 12:1-42, Exodus 13:3-16, John 1:29-30

Have you ever stopped to really think about how God made our bodies? He could have made us more like calculating robots with the ability to download and regurgitate information, but He didn’t. He made us fragile, with emotions and souls. He made us with five senses: taste, touch, smell, sight, and hearing. I’m sure there are a myriad of reasons our Creator did this, but sometimes I wonder if God created senses to help us lock in memories. To remember what He has done for us and through us. Has a song from decades past, a bite of your grandma’s cooking, or an old perfume ever transported you to locked away memories?

If you grew up in the church, you likely have heard the story of the exodus dozens of times, but we must not allow it to become rote recitation. Becoming apathetic to the miraculous work of God in the scriptures and in our hearts renders us without joy as believers.

Let’s slow down, and transport our senses to what the Passover experience may have been like. I like to imagine how it would have been if an Israelite woman had kept a diary entry at the time. 

“While I wait for either certain death or salvation, I feel tightening in my chest, giving way to self-soothing deep breaths. My thoughts race—will this be the time Pharoah really lets us go? Will Yahweh be all He says He is, or will His wrath turn on us too? It’s getting dark! Twilight is the signal…now silence, shortly followed by wailing Egyptians. I smell blood, bitter herbs, and meat wafting up through windows and under our noses. Has the angel of death passed over us?” 

I’m sure the Israelites thought they wouldn’t soon forget the drama of this night, but God knew they would without intention. Even in the instructions for the first Passover, He began to set up rituals for remembrance.

We forget, too, but thank God He does not forget us.

The rescue from Pharaoh’s slavery points to our even greater rescue from sin—which is central to the big-picture story of Scripture. The exodus Passover lamb also calls us forward to the Lamb of God that would be coming for a once-for-all sacrifice: Jesus, God in the flesh. 

John the Baptist declared: “Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!” (John 1:29).

Take some time today to meditate on how God has been faithful to you. Look at the past circumstances He has worked in. Maybe they are prayers answered or unexpected deliverance. Hold these earthly blessings with dear thankfulness, cultivating remembrance to allow God to comfort you in current worries or unknowns.

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  1. Donna Wolcott says:

    May I remember about all the rules the Israelites needed to follow and WHO replaced them, our savior Jesus. Where would I have been in the story. Theresa prayers for you and your son, prayers for healing and for a “momma’s heart”. We can ALL celebrate Valentine’s Day in our love for our God. Prayers for so many in need.

  2. amy says:

    I’ve been thinking a lot about covenants and following through with things. As I saw the list of things the people had to do to be freed and survive, I wondered how many of us today would survive. Would we be willing to follow every step that was required in the 1st place or would we maybe last a day or two and say, “Never mind? I’m good.”
    This is something I’m praying about. I want to do as God asks. I often start with good intentions and then life happens and it’s all over. I have to start another day.

  3. Tricia C says:

    THERESA I am praying right now for you and your family. I am sure it is difficult for you. The Lord will be with you every step of the way. Lean in to Him. ❤️

  4. Kimberly Z says:

    Happy Valentine’s Day ladies! Using the website today but what a pain haha. I am so grateful for Gods unexpected blessings. I remember being so angry that God let what happen to my dad happen because I feel as though I pray everyday for people to be safe mentally and physically. I told a friend I was angry because he didn’t listen to me and she kindly told me well he did because your dad is still alive! Such a. Great reminder.

  5. kris says:

    P.S. I have since googled this question about the Egyptians, and I have read that, yes, some Egyptians were saved by applying the blood on their doorposts. God gave them a warning before each plague, and if they believed in God, they were also saved. And in the same token, not all the Israelites were saved because they did not obey God. So, it’s all about believing and applying God’s truths to our lives that saves us. All of us. No matter what your background is, no matter who your parents were, no matter what your lineage is…. Jesus’s blood covers it all.

  6. Lynne from Alabama says:

    Happy Valentines Day, sweet SRT sisters! ❤️

    Theresa— Praying for your son’s complete recovery and no guilt for you. Accidents happen (especially with kids). Also praying about your job.

    Searching, Cee Gee, and others—I love your song selections! I especially love the old hymn suggestions as they bring back lots of fond memories of the church I grew up in.

    Karen Elizabeth—Praying for Kailand and Cathie as they have surgery today. ❤️

    Linda in NC, Jasmine H, Rhonda J, Gramiesue, C., Adrienne, Alayna, Teresa Donley, Katya, Evers, Danielle B, A Walton, Mari V, Mercy and all others—I am praying for your needs/requests. May God give you His strength and peace as you wait on His perfect timing.

    Have a blessed day! Love you all (or y’all as we say in Alabama )!

  7. Kris says:

    What really tugged at my heart today is when the angel of death passed through Egypt, killing the first born son in every family. Can you just imagine if you were one of the Egyptian women, and found your first born dead??? Did they have a chance to make it right with God?, were they warned that something like this would happen? Just because someone was born into an Egyptian family, they were punished? This doesn’t seem right, it doesn’t seem just. Were any of the Egyptians believers in God because of the influence of the Israelites? I have a lot of questions. But this thing I do know: by applying the blood of Jesus, we are saved. I pray right now that all who read this will apply (declare, cover) the blood of Jesus on everything in your life; yourself, your family, your homes, your jobs, your possessions, your finances, your health, your mind (thoughts), your conversations, your past and your future.

  8. Adrienne says:

    Please pray for a lady I know (Sharon). She fell down some stairs at her house and suffered a pretty significant head injury. Part of her skull has been removed for a short time (kinda like Kai’s… KAREN ELIZABETH). Pray for His will to be done in her healing. The left side of her brain was injured, but she is staring to use her right side, and seems to have ok speech. Praise Him for that.