Jesus, our Passover Lamb, we thank You

For the Lord will pass through to strike the Egyptians; but when He sees the blood on the lintel and on the two doorposts, the Lord will pass over the door and will not allow the destroyer to come in to your houses to strike you.  Ex 12:23

The next day he *saw Jesus coming to him, and *said, “Behold, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world! Jn 1:29

“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish, but have eternal life.” Jn 3:16

And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent. Jn 17:3

This was the scriptural path we took for our Passover remembrance with the kids this past week in class. Oh how the spirit of children deeply understands the things of the Spirit of God. They came right into Jesus, the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world.

We had just finished an activity where we traveled around the room to discover Jesus, our Passover Lamb. We all came back together in a circle on the floor and we began to talk. One shared how Jesus’ said to them “Do not fear”. His blood really does cancel out fear. Others processed out loud the Lamb of God and God’s love for the entire world. The Lamb was for all. Quietly I began to hand out a cracker and some juice to each child. Oh these little ones. Some of them as young as 4 all the way up to 11 and 12 years old. Together we ate the elements, remembering Jesus. And then… the most holy thing happened.

“Thank You Jesus” a little voice whispered.

And then another “Thank You for Your blood Jesus.”

“Thank You Jesus, for saving the world.”

“Thank You Jesus for dying for me.”

“Thank You Jesus.”

All their little voices began to say thank You.

And there He was…

The weight of His presence. The Lord was unmistakably in the room with us. He couldn’t resist these pure hearts who were saying thank you. He came near.

And here I sit, still completely captivated by the Spirit of Jesus with the children in those moments, and all I can do is pray. Oh may we never hold back our simple, pure thank you. There is something so holy, so healing… genuine, pure gratitude draws Him in a special way. Oh that we would take the time to sit with Him in this place, the place of nothing but thank you. He is so close to us.