And Moses said to the people: “Remember this day in which you went out of Egypt, out of the house of bondage; for by strength of hand the LORD brought you out of this place. No leavened bread shall be eaten.
On the eve of March 29 Passover begins. In a nut shell Passover or Pesach is the time we remember our deliverance from our bondage in Egypt after generations of slavery. This story is told in Exodus, Ch. 1-15.
It is a time to remember where we have come from, a time to remember where we are going and most of all to remember the one who delivered us, has promised us and is leading us to that Promised Land.
In that remembering process there are a few thought I would like to touch on. Sometimes in our busy lives we tend to forget. We forget the real purpose of why we are here, which is to glorify G-D. We forget sometimes His promises to us when we are facing hard time, sometimes we even forget Him.
First and foremost it is a time to remember Him, our faithful, merciful, compassionate, loving G-D; a time to remember we serve a wonder magnificent G-D. Ha’shem, foremost in our remembrance, not only during Pesach or when thing are going well but everyday in all that we.
Secondly He calls us to remember where we have come from. What “Egypt” what slavery has He delivered you, from, what has He delivered me from… Remember that and thank and praise Him for that deliverance.
If we remember where we have come from we will have compassion on those who are in that same boat we were once in. It is easier to help someone when we remember what it was like to be penniless, hungry or even homeless. It’s when we forget where we have come from, that it becomes easy to we walk by that person or not willing to forgo a cup of coffee for someone else.
Remember this day in which you went out of your Egypt, out of your house of bondage; for it was by the strength of the L-RD, He brought you out of this place, where you are today… Remember