Passover and your unsaved children
This year I’ve participated in two Seder meals so understandably my mind has been considering the first Passover where the Israelites painted their doorposts with the slain lamb’s blood. As they hurriedly ate the Passover meal, the Angel of Death came and slew all the firstborn sons of those who hadn’t daubed blood on their doorposts and lintels.
In an earlier blog, Rahab and the Philippian jailer — a message for unsaved family members, I recounted the significance of the action of one faithful person for the salvation of their entire household. I know this is an issue for many of you who are faithful and are praying for unsaved family members to be saved. I want to assure you that the promise of salvation to you and all in your household is a message we can also take from the Passover.
All it took was for one obedient person to brush their doorposts with blood and gather their family together for the Passover meal to ensure their protection from the Angel of Death. When we believe, we have symbolically coated the doorposts of our families with the blood of Jesus. Further, faith in His blood has made us the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus (Rom. 3:22) and we are told that “the descendants of the righteous will be rescued.” (Proverbs 11:21 NASB).
So I say to you today, don’t look at the problem. Look to the promise. Believe that those words are for you and your children and loved ones and claim that promise. Apply that blood to your household every day until you see that promise fulfilled.
Fix your eyes on this wonderful promise and rejoice that God is working with your family to bring them into relationship with Him.
“This is what the Lord says:
‘Restrain your voice from weeping And your eyes from tears; For your work will be rewarded,’ declares the Lord, ‘And they will return from the land of the enemy. There is hope for your future,’ declares the Lord, ‘And your children will return to their own territory’ (Jer. 31:16-17 NASB).