Saturday, January 31, 2015
today we read about the Passover meal. a couple things stood out to me.
one was that it was stated and then repeated that the festival of the Passover would be "like a mark branded on your hand or on your forehead." that's an interesting statement, especially in light of the mark of the Beast in Revelation... it makes you wonder if the mark of the Beast is not an actual mark... but rather some kind of festival or celebration? some act that people do, rather than a mark on their body.
but the thing I love about the reading today is that the Hebrews are instructed to do this series of rather odd things, and do them every year. the reason is SO THAT when their kids ask them "why are we doing these strange things?" then the story of God's intervention on their behalf can be told, and the little ones can then believe in God, too.
would that we have such odd things in our lives, that make people wonder and ask "why do you do that?" so that we can tell them the story of His intervention in our lives...