“On that day tell your son, ‘I do this because of what the LORD did for me when I came out of Egypt.’ ” Exodus 13:8 (NIV)
I love this phrase, “I do this because of what the LORD did for me…” As the LORD was giving instructions to Moses to have the Israelites practice the Passover meal, He gave them an extremely clear statement of what they should tell their children about why they do this special celebration and act of worship.
It was to be a reminder of how the LORD rescued them and brought them out of the bondage in Eygpt. Obviously, this is a reason for why we practice the Lord’s Supper as New Testament followers of Christ. We do this because Jesus instructed His followers to, and because “of what the LORD did” for us when He rescued us from our sins by His death on the cross.
Ultimately, this should be one of the greatest motives we have for every act of love, obedience, or service we do for the Lord Jesus, “I do this because of what the LORD did for me!” And this should be the answer and attitude that we model and pass on to our children as well.
Have a great week and stay warm out there in the snow!