“It shall be to you as a sign on your hand and as a memorial between your eyes, that the law of the LORD may be in your mouth. For with a strong hand the LORD has brought you out of Egypt.” (Exodus 13:9)
We tend to forget things, even things we consider important. That’s why we write the birthdays of our loved ones on our calendar or create a reminder on our phone. We might hang photos of our wedding or of other memorable moments. Just as little reminders of something important that we don’t want to forget.
God tells the Israelites to do the same. They should never forget about God’s salvation work. To help them remember, God ordains the annual celebration of Passover. For a whole week, people have to perform certain rituals that symbolize their deliverance out of Egypt, but also their being saved from God’s wrath by the death of a lamb.
But it’s not enough to celebrate once a year. The people need memorials that remind them daily of God’s grace. God’s law shall be in their mouth, they shall talk of his words when they sit in their house, and when they walk by the way, and when they lie down, and when they rise (Deuteronomy 6:7).
Which rituals, routines or objects help you remember God’s grace?