I’m seeing photos of people around the world using red ribbons to remember Passover, show solidarity, and stand in faith during this hard time. I’ve seen these red ribbons on street signs, mailboxes, and porches as a statement of faith & belief that God is still in control. I loved it so much I’m going to hang my own red ribbon on our porch post in the morning.
Will you join and tie a red ribbon, or whatever you have (T shirts work good too!), somewhere outside on your own home? Let me know in the comments if you will.
What does red ribbon have to do with Passover?
The Isrealite’s in the Bible painted their door posts with lambs blood as an act of faith that the plagues of Egypt would pass them over (Exodus). For those not familiar with the story here’s a short summary from the History channel, “
When the pharaoh refuses to let Gods people leave slavery in Egypt, God unleashes 10 plagues on the Egyptians. Some of these include turning the Nile River red with blood, diseased livestock, boils, hailstorms and three days of darkness, culminating in the slaying of every firstborn son by an avenging angel at midnight.
The Israelites, however, were told to mark the doorframes of their homes with lamb’s blood so that the angel of death will recognize the blood of the lamb and “pass over” each Jewish household.
God is the same yesterday, today, and always.
God is still in control and trusting him in this time is paramount. Proverbs 3:5 says, “Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.” Let us not forget who is in charge, tie or hang your red ribbon as a sign of solidarity and belief during this time that just happens to coincide with Passover.
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