Remembering God’s Presence
As God called the Israelites out of Egypt, He established His presence with them right way. He assured the newly freed slaves that He was with them to guide and protect them.
“Adonai went before them in a pillar of cloud by day to lead the way and in a pillar of fire by night to give them light. So they could travel both day and night. The pillar of cloud by day and the pillar of fire by night never departed from the people.”
God’s presence never left the Israelites. Messianic Jews and others who have placed their faith in Yeshua (Jesus) have received the gift of God’s Holy Spirit to dwell within them. God is always present with us, and He will never leave or forsake us.
Don’t you know that you are God’s temple and that the Ruach Elohim (ROO-akh El-oh-HEEM) [Spirit of God] dwells among you?
―1 Corinthians 3:16
“… For we are the temple of the living God – just as God said, ‘I will dwell in them and walk among them; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people.’”
―2 Corinthians 6:16
Through God’s presence in us, we have access to every spiritual blessing we need to live and carry out the work He designed for us. God knows our weaknesses, and He is able to shore us up with courage and equip us with power. By His presence, He gives us joy, comfort, guidance, wisdom and so much more. God is ever present to hear our hearts and fill us with His love.
“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Yeshua the Messiah, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Messiah.”
“His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and virtue.”
―2 Peter 2:3
“…God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Ruach ha-Kodesh (ROO-akh Ha-koh-DESH) [Holy Spirit] who was given to us.”
Passover reminds us to look back at how God met the needs of the Israelites in the wilderness and invites us to consider afresh what He has done for us personally. God commanded the Israelites to remember, and it’s easy to see why. As we intentionally reflect on God’s presence and work in our lives, we rejoice in His faithfulness and strengthen our trust in Him.
Reflect on how God’s presence has empowered or comforted you in the past. Rejoice in the gift of His presence with you then and with you now. Jot down these memories on your growing list accumulated as you’ve followed along with these daily Passover devotionals. They will be a treasure for you to revisit in the future.