God gave His warning

image by Marilyn Barbone

image by Marilyn Barbone

told how all would be done.

Commanded they tell,

how this battle’d be won.

Tell every household

to go slaughter a lamb.

Dip hyssop in blood,

and paint ’round the door jam.

This will be the sign

the destroyer will know,

to pass by your homes,

he shall turn and just go.

The lamb you offered,

atoning sacrifice.

The death of the clean,

paid in full, debtors price.

From that day forward,

all the Jews understood,

need for atonement,

and that God was so good.

(Responding to Exodus 12)

Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that we no longer have to slaughter animals to make atonement for our sins, but rather You sent Your Son, who was without sin, to die in our place.  Thank You that His sacrifice paid the price for all people for all time who call on Your Name and receive what You have freely offered.  Forgive us for thinking that it is somehow not enough, and please remind us again of just how far away and forgotten are all things that have been forgiven.  Thank You for Your grace.  May Your forgiveness and grace propel us to be people who love and serve in Your Name, and may many come to know You through our faithful obedience.  Amen.

© Shannon Elizabeth Moreno and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present


  1. Passover is glorious, yes, but it breaks my heart as well. Gethsemane hits me hard whenever I think about our Lord sweating blood out of sheer fear! Can you picture Him kneeling down, panicking and yet submissive and obedient?

    Thank you, Lord. Thank you, Jesus.

    • I am overwhelmed every time I think of what He did as He walked that painful road to Calgary, just for me… I don’t think that I can ever thank Him enough!

      • Indeed. I think we will never, ever fully understand the fear, pain, sorrow, loneliness and humiliation He went through on our behalf. I know what you mean… “thank you” seems insignificant (:

  2. Joining in with your prayer today, Shannon–God bless you–love, sis Caddo

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