A Day to Remember

“This day shall be a day of remembrance for you. You shall celebrate it as afestival to the Lord; throughout your generations you shall observe it as aperpetual ordinance.” – Exodus 12:14


There are certain days that we will always remember. I will always remember in great detail the days that both of my daughters were born. Likewise, I will remember the day that Michele and I said “I do.” I will also remember the days of my graduation from high school, college, and seminary. These were great days and wonderful memories.

Similarly, I will always remember September 11, 2001. I will remember the day of the bombing in Oklahoma City and the school shootings in Columbine and Sandy Hook. I will remember the day my grandmother died and where I was when I received the phone call that my grandfather had died. While thememories are not good, they are still engrained in my mind.

But then there are the days when God does something amazing and I know that I will never forget. I can remember the day I surrendered my life to Christ, and the moment I felt my calling into ministry. I remember when I got my first job in the church, and I remember when God said as clear as day, “Let’s do more.” I remember my ordination and my first Sunday when I walked in as thepastor at Royston First United Methodist Church. These were the days I was in awe of God and I can remember thinking how amazing it was that God showed up!

In Exodus, God delivers the Israelites out of slavery in Egypt and promises them a new life. This was a significant turning point in their faith journey, and it was a day they would always remember. God continues to do amazing things today as He delivers us from our slavery to sin and death. What are the days in your faith journey that you remember what God has done for you? How do you celebrate those days?

This Sunday, we will turn our attention to Exodus as we study one of our favorite characters in the Bible — Moses. If you have ever felt you were not qualified to do what God may be calling you to do, then you are going to love Moses’ story. 

Have an amazing weekend and I look forward to being with you in worship at 8:45 and 11:00!


P.S. Have you seen our Minute with Matt videos on our YouTube page? These no-budget videos are resources designed to help you with your study of theBible this year. Each week, I attempt to answer some of your questions that you have asked. If you have a question that you like to ask, send me an e-mail and I’d be happy to help you. It may even be the next question we use for our next Minute with Matt.