Even though today I woke up not feeling at all 100%, I still felt the need and the calling to drag myself out of bed and be at Starbucks for a weekly devotional with a friend of mine. Standing in line waiting to order was a burden when all I wanted to do was sleep, but as soon as a I sat down took a sip of coffee and opened my Bible app on my iPad I was ready to go.
It is not very often that I can sit down and really get the time to read what God has to teach me. This morning and I for the past few weeks I have been reading through the book of Exodus. It is a known story to most Christians about the story of the Israelites being brought out of captivity in Egypt. Though while some know the story I am not sure how many actually understand the story. Today I was in Exodus 12, which highlights the Passover, which allowed the Israelites to finally leave captivity. However, as I read the chapter this morning, partially groggy and a mostly sick, I felt energized as my friend and I shared a great conversation about the revealing of Christ in the Old Testament.
To be honest, I know that the entire Bible is a story about redemption. It is the story of God’s saving grace for us. Even in Exodus you can see that as the Israelites are spreading the blood above their doorposts to save them from the Angel of Death, that the spotless lamb they are sacrificing is the same lamb that Christ would eventually be for us. Though today as I read and now as I write before going back to bed, I realized that in Exodus 12:10, God is clearly talking about Christ when he refers to the lamb not being present in the morning. “And you shall let none of it remain until the morning; anything that remains until the morning you shall burn.” (Exodus 12:10). Even though this is a bit of a stretch and most may find it weird to place Christ in this image think about it.
Christ was not present in the tomb when Jesus Mother, and Mary found Him, none of Him “remain(ed) until morning”. He was reborn into His Heavenly form, and that is the same way that that verse spoke to me. There are plenty of parallels that speak to the salvation that Christ was coming to fulfill for the Father, and to finally bring us back to Him. Whether or not you have felt that calling on your life, I encourage you to seek after Him (Christ), because He is knocking at the door of your life, and all you have to do is open the door and welcome Him in.