Exodus 12:1-14; John 13:1-17, 31b-35
Thursday, April 21, 2011
Grace to you and peace, from the one who is, who was, and who is to come. Amen.
“This month shall mark for you the beginning of months,” the Lord says to Moses.
It shall be the first month of the year for you.”
With these words the Lord initiates a new thing and indicates a promise of deliverance.
The beginning that the Lord announces –
the Passover and deliverance of God’s chosen people from slavery into freedom –
the beginning, oddly enough, hasn’t quite yet begun, actually.
Pharaoh still keeps the Israelites in bondage.
But time has begun, the Lord says.
The promise has been spoken.