May 15, 2017
These days should be remembered and observed in every generation by every family, and in every province and in every city. And these days of Purim should never fail to be celebrated by the Jews--nor should the memory of these days die out among their descendants. Esther 9:28
Every year, a Jewish friend makes hamantaschen, a special cookie in the shape of Haman's hat, to celebrate Purim. She is doing her part to make sure the memory of God's deliverance does not die out among the Jewish descendants.
This person is not just about Jewish traditions. She has a steadfast trust in Jesus as her Savior and Lord. Despite a debilitating disease that has confined her to a wheelchair, she's been set free through Christ! Her forefathers celebrated their physical deliverance; she celebrates her spiritual deliverance.
How about you? Can you celebrate the deliverance that Jesus brings ... an eternal deliverance from sin, brokenness, and separation from God? Our spiritual deliverance is something that "should never fail to be celebrated."
Father, thank You for the eternal deliverance that comes from Jesus! May we celebrate that freedom every day of our lives. In Jesus' name. Amen.