“The blood shall be a sign for you...”
A child and his faithful dog were traveling through the woods one Saturday afternoon. They were so happy together! Suddenly they were attacked by a ferocious wolf, and “Milo,” his dog, jumped in front of the boy to save him.
Milo fought bravely for an hour, but his courage and love for the boy weren’t enough to defeat the hungry beast. The boy witnessed terrified, how the wolf devoured his faithful companion, while the blood was splashing all over his trembling body.
Running for his life, the little boy reached home breathless and bloodstained.
“What happened?” Screamed the mother. “Why are you drenched in blood?”
The boy explained to his mother that the blood belonged to Milo, who had died fighting the wolf. That blood was a visible sign, that the boy’s life had been spared because somebody else (the dog), had died in his place.
When Moses told the Israelites to “paint” the doorposts and the lintel of their houses with the blood of a “perfect” lamb, he was foreshadowing the future salvation of the people of God.
The lamb who died to provide the “saving” blood, typifies Jesus, the Lamb of God, who died for our sins; and the blood on both sides of the door, reminds us of the cross of Calvary where Jesus hung to save us from hell.
The blood saved those who were inside the house and under the protection of the blood. If you want to be saved, you must come to the cross to be cleansed by His blood.
Have you taken your blood bath yet?
“... and that you may tell you children...”
Do you read bedtime stories to your children at night? I still remember classical stories like “Little Red Riding Hood”, the “Three Little Pigs” and many other wonderful fables. They were part of my childhood, and they taught me many valuable lessons (like not to play with wolves!), but I almost never heard a story about God.
Our children need to hear about God. We have been instructed to read to them the fascinating Bible stories. They need to know about Noah, Abraham, Moses, David, Elijah, Paul and all the other biblical “heroes.” But most of all they must know the story of Jesus and what he did for us.
Our lives must be like an open book where are our children can “read” about God. They must know that God is real, so real that he transcends the pages of the Bible.
As Christians we have walked with the Lord, and the Lord has blessed us in many ways. We can describe all these wonderful “adventures” with God to our children. They need to understand that the same God of the Bible, has loved us, protected us and blessed us in countless ways.
In this way our children will be able to correlate the biblical God, to the God of their parents. We can accomplish this by doing the following:
- Reading Bible stories to our offspring.
- Letting our children “read” or see God in our lives.
- Telling our children how God is working (and will always work) in our lives.
You can be the difference in your child’s life or in other children that you can minister the Word of God. The Word is alive and gives life to those who read, listen and obey.