Prepare Ye The Way

14 Apr

Prepare Ye The Way…

For the observant Jew, Friday is a special day. It’s called the Day of Preparation. It’s the day given to prepare for the Shabbat, the Sabbath. So observant Jews will often rush around to do their shopping, to finish up what they have to in order to prepare for, and enter the Day of Rest.

Now when you read the Gospels, you come across an interesting phrase. It’s written that Jesus died on the Day of Preparation. The day He completed what He had to do, and then said, ‘It is finished.’ God gave His people the Sabbath, the Day of Rest and Blessing, so His people might find peace, healing, and communion with God.

This teaches us something very important. You need to prepare for blessing. If you want to enter God’s presence, you have to take it seriously and even, yes, labor to enter it.

You may even have to tie up loose ends, forgive that person, bless that other person, put away that other thing that has to go from your life. God has in store for you a Day of Blessing. But you need first to take a Day of Preparation.

Now it was the day of Preparation, and the next day was to be a special Sabbath. Because the Jewish leaders did not want the bodies left on the crosses during the Sabbath, they asked Pilate to have the legs broken and the bodies taken down. John 19:31

Today, make preparations for your ‘Day of Blessing’ by spending some great time in the presence of the Lord.

Walk daily with God at your side!

Love always,

Ed

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