Then Moses said to the people, “Commemorate this day, the day you came out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery, because the Lord brought you out of it with a mighty hand. Eat nothing containing yeast”.
Matthew 7:7 NIV
An Open Door
Remembrance Day was first observed in 1919 throughout the British Commonwealth. It was originally called “Armistice Day” to commemorate the armistice agreement that ended the First World War on Monday, November 11, 1918, at 11 a.m.—on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. From 1921 to 1930, Armistice Day was held on the Monday of the week in which November 11 fell. In 1931, Alan Neill, Member of Parliament for Comox–Alberni, introduced a bill to observe Remembrance Day only on November 11.
For millennia the people of Israel have been celebrating the Passover – the annual memorial of the exodus from Egypt and the freedom from slavery. God commanded them to remember that the angel of death passed over their blood sprinkled doorposts – He had set them free and they must never forget it. In Exodus 13:3 we read, “Then Moses said to the people, ‘Commemorate this day, the day you came out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery, because the Lord brought you out of it with a mighty hand. Eat nothing containing yeast.’” The Passover had been initiated. It pointed to another deliverance that would come – from the slavery to sin, as the blood of Messiah Jesus was shed on the cross to wash away the sin of all who trust in Him. He is our Passover lamb. He left us a remembrance celebration – we call it the Lord’s Supper. Every time we take the broken bread and lift the cup to our lips, we remember all that Jesus has done for us in delivering and redeeming us. We are called to never forget. The Lord has brought you out of your sin with His mighty hand.
These have been words from the heart.