Today, in the month of Aviv, you are leaving. 5 When the Lord brings you into the land of the Canaanites, Hittites, Amorites, Hivites and Jebusites – the land he swore to your ancestors to give you, a land flowing with milk and honey – you are to observe this ceremony in this month: 6 for seven days eat bread made without yeast and on the seventh day hold a festival to the Lord. 7 Eat unleavened bread during those seven days; nothing with yeast in it is to be seen among you, nor shall any yeast be seen anywhere within your borders. 8 On that day tell your son, “I do this because of what the Lord did for me when I came out of Egypt.” 9 This observance will be for you like a sign on your hand and a reminder on your forehead that this law of the Lord is to be on your lips. For the Lord brought you out of Egypt with his mighty hand. 10 You must keep this ordinance at the appointed time year after year.

The experience of salvation is personal as well as corporate. God saved a people in the ‘exodus’(3), but He also rescued people (8) – personally and individually. It is wonderful to be able to say:

“…the Son of God , who loved me and gave himself for me” (Galatians 2:20, emphasis mine).

“How marvellous, how wonderful, and my song shall ever be.”

‘God intrudes in our world gently and in many ways, but especially in the person of Jesus Christ. It is he who stands for love, as no one else has ever done. His crucifixion is the all-time high-water mark of love on earth.’ (Willard and Simpson: ‘Revolution of character’).

This is love not only for the world (John 3:16), but love for me.

‘…what the Lord did for me…” (8).

Who can calculate the power of personal testimony? The first place to talk about your experience of  salvation is at home. Tell it to your children. Learn to use your “lips” (9) in witness there.

PRAYER: ‘Thank you for saving me.’