You shall keep the Feast of Unleavened Bread :you shall eat unleavened bread seven days, as I commanded you, at the time appointed in the month of Abib, for in it you came out of Egypt; none shall appear before Me empty . . . .(Exodus 23:14-15)Why mention the Jewish Feasts? Simple . . . We serve a Jewish Lord and Savior! What we learn from the past will enhance our respect and worship! HIS-tory is our story! It is not good to prepare for a Holy Week without knowing HIS-tory about it!
Jesus would celebrate the Passover meal, remembering what Moses outlined in the Exodus passages above, throughout His life. He would celebrate for the last time with His disciples that fateful night a little less than two-thousand years ago. (Matthew 26:17-30)
Only this time Jesus established a new reason to celebrate . . . . a New Testament if your would. Now His blood would be shed and His blood would be the covering to protect us from not physical death, but an eternal separation from God! He would now become our Lamb . . . our sacrifice unto God for our sin! He is our Lord, our Savior, and our Sacrifice!
So as we prepare, we do so in such a way to place ourselves there with Him. We celebrate, yet we mourn. We are thankful, yet sorrowful. Glad that He did such a thing for us, yet regretful that He had to do such a thing because of our sin.
HIS-tory is real! Is HIS-tory your story as well? I am so thankful He wrote my name in the Story!