Prayers and Devotions for Passover Night Two
In the Passover Seder, the unleavened bread is called The Bread of Our Affliction. It is to remind us of how the People of Israel suffered during their slavery in Egypt. The sorrows and burdens they bore in their hearts and on their backs were heavy.
Though our physical burdens today are often less, the burdens of our hearts today remain weighty. Loss, illness, rejection, physical pain, sorrow – there are plenty of “afflictions” to go around in a world tainted by sin and death. But Yeshua knows the load you carry. He knows what it’s like to be afflicted.
“Surely our griefs He Himself bore, and our sorrows He carried. Yet we ourselves esteemed Him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted” (Isaiah 53:4 NASB).
He knows what it’s like to be tempted too.
“For we do not have a kohen gadol (high priest) who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but One who has been tempted in all the same ways – yet without sin” (Hebrews 4:15 TLV).
Hebrews chapter four goes on to say, “Therefore, let us draw near to the throne of grace with boldness so that we may receive mercy and find grace for help in time of need” (Hebrews 4:16 TLV). Yeshua is there for you when you go through the tough times of life. He is there to help carry the loads too heavy for you.
He knows the limits of your strength (Psalm 103:14), and He is ready to give you His (Philippians 4:13). Cast your worries, and the weight of your burdens upon Him, because He loves you (1 Peter 5:7).
Thank You, Yeshua, that You know me so well, that You know my hurts and my limits. Thank You for welcoming my cares and worries, for letting me cast them on You. Thank You that You entered into my sufferings in this life through enduring Your own afflictions, and they were horrendous afflictions at that. Thank You for loving me that much.