We just had to spring forward with our clocks. I never could understand how time can be so fluid. How can we just change the time back and forth twice a year?
Time is the one thing that I try to control but lose every single time. When I need more time, it goes fast. When I want it to hurry on by, it goes slow. Why is that?
But, it got me thinking…if I could go back into time…where would I go or when would I go?
It is Easter time, so I would like to visit two points in time. Both of which I am sure will be emotionally draining because of their impact. But, the message in what God is saying is worth more than anything.
The first is a very long time ago…in the days of Pharaoh and Moses. God was going to kill the first-born son of the Egyptian families as a punishment for Pharaoh not letting His people go. It didn’t matter their age or if they good people or had committed a crime. God had a plan for those who followed Him.
The Jews were to kill a lamb without blemish and put the blood on their doorpost. The angel of death would Passover the homes of whomever did this. Many choose to do this but many didn’t.
If I were to walk down the streets the next morning, I would hear families crying in unbelievable pain at the death of their child. Something that no one ever wants to know the feeling of.
As I look around the streets at those that God spared, I see ordinary people. Good people. And there are bad people. Some who have chosen a life of crime. But the only common thread among those that God chose to save was the blood on their doorposts.
They were saved only by the blood of an unblemished lamb.
Exodus 12:13 “The blood shall be a sign for you, on the houses where you are. And when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and no plague will befall you to destroy you, when I strike the land of Egypt.”
When I realize this, I fast forward to the day that Christ was killed on the cross.
Jesus was also referred to as being the Lamb of God. He did not have any sin, yet He bore His cross and died to save us despite our sins. What we need to do is accept Him as our Lord and Savior and repent our sins. Christ died for all those who believe in Him. There is nothing else that we need to do, even though we are all sinners, to be saved by the blood of Jesus.
I saw the women crying at the feet of Jesus as He hung lifeless on the cross. But what they didn’t know was the glory that would occur in three days.
One of the most well-known Bible verses is John 3:16 “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life.” Even non-believers know this verse – and yet they still refuse to accept this.
What many are missing is the relationship with God. He spends His time throughout the entire Bible creating relationships with His people setting it as an example. He is a God of love and mercy; it is His true nature. Everything He does is not to condemn; rather to make sure that we can live eternally with Him.
Our focus is not to be in heaven but to be with Him, our heavenly Father. If you are a new Christian or you are aren’t sure what you believe and have questions, I would be so happy to talk to you. I do not have all of the answers. I am still learning and always will be. But, I would love the chance to share who Jesus is to me. He died for me. He died for you. We are saved by the blood of the precious Lamb of God, our Lord.
Spend your days seeking Him and shaping your heart into an obedient one that yearns to Glorify God.
Kellie Maguire has been married for 19 years to her husband, Kevin. Together they have three children and she has a step-son (who lives with his mom). They have moved around the country many times and are finally growing their roots in their small town.
Kellie’s faith in God is extremely important to her. She has been through many mountains and valleys and the Lord has gotten her through. She loves to ride her bike, write, watch movies, and is very involved in her children’s lives. Being a Mom is her favorite role in life. She values her faith, family, love, and friendships.