Last night, I went to bed at 4 A.M. and I got up at 7:30 A.M. But I feel pretty rested. A lot of the time, I am enjoying life so much, that I don't want to go to sleep. It will be so great when we will, one day, never get tired again. We can barely imagine how great that time is going to be.
Thanks to the Father for holding back and allowing His Son to suffer unjustly for us. What control that must have taken, when our Father could have destroyed all life on earth, putting a stop to the brutal torture of His firstborn Son. But because they love us and want us to be born into their family, the Father and the Son both endured a bigger trial than all of mankind has ever faced.
There is a lot to think about, spiritually and physically, on this preparation day.
Physically, my mind is ticking over what I still need to get done on this day. I always build in a few extra hours, but most days, something extra comes up and it's a good thing I barely had enough time to do it all. I have a realization that at some point, all these little physical things are going to stop and not seem so important when it comes down to the nitty-gritty.
Say like when you are in a car wreck, or get some really bad health news, or the trumpet sounds--who is going to care whether that last load of laundry got done? We are going to care a lot more about when we last prayed, and when we last told our family and friends that we love them. But of course, we do have to do the physical too. We know Christ said He worked because His Father worked, and so we must also work and maintain as much order, like God, as we are able.
Now that the week is winding down, most of us have all the leavening, that we have found, ready to be thrown out soon. Sometimes, we will find more leavening that we had not noticed earlier. That's okay--as soon as we find our 'hidden sins', we get rid of that too, and we keep trying. God is merciful and quick to forgive.
We are about to hear some very good messages from the ministry, with the weekly Sabbath coming up, then Passover, then the 1st Day of Unleavened Bread, then another weekly Sabbath and then the Last Day of Unleavened Bread. And most of us, health permitting, will be able to have a lot of fellowship on these coming days. What a boost this will be to help us get through some hard days that will be ahead!
Luke 22:13 Luke 22:13And they went, and found as he had said to them: and they made ready the passover.
American King James Version×So they went and found it, just as He had said to them, and they prepared the Passover. NKJV.
With God's help, we are ready.