“And the LORD spake unto Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, saying, This month shall be unto you the beginning of months: it shall be the first month of the year to you” (Exodus 12:1-2).
Today’s Morsel: Even though we celebrated yesterday as the beginning of the New Year, it also has many other events that began on that day as well. For example, in 1892, Ellis Island, in New York, began as an Immigration gateway into American. It was the opening of a new life and a new door of living and opportunity for many. For many, this day became a New Year and the beginning of months. When the Lord sent Moses to lead the children of Israel out of bondage, He told them that this would be the first month of the year for them. This would become the institution of the Passover, freedom, and would become one of those sacred feast days that every male was required to keep in Israel. Like the other two days, Pentecost and Tabernacle, it was to be kept for a remembrance. They were never to forget what God had done for them by bringing them out of bondage and into His marvelous light. And even today, every believer who is born-again of the water and the Spirit, should never forget the month and the year that God brought them out. It should be a sacred day and one never forgotten. Behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it, Jesus said (Revelation 3:8). Jacob said, Therefore, the gateway is open for all and this is the gate of heaven (Genesis 28:17). Praise Him and celebrate His goodness and grace every day of this coming year.
Sing: He brought me out of that miry clay, He set my feet on the Rock to stay; He put a song in my soul today, a song of praise, hallelujah.
Thought For Today: Step off on the right foot and you’ll stay in step with the Lord.