What are the chances that we would be celebrating Holy Week during this time of global turmoil? As Passover begins, we remember the plagues and darkness that blanketed Egypt. God told his people to cover their doorposts with the blood of a lamb, and look to God for mercy and protection. They had the first Passover meal that night, with fear and trembling. Now, thousands of years later we celebrate this same holy day. However, for most of us, it is hitting much closer to home. We are experiencing confinement like we never have before. We are looking to God for guidance and deliverance. But he reminds us once again, that we have need of a passover lamb. There is only one Lamb who takes away the sin of the world. His Name is Yeshua, …Jesus the Christ, who willingly gave himself for us, and who’s blood must be applied to the doorpost of our hearts. If you’ve never received this Lamb, now is your time. Jesus did not die in vain, but for great purpose, and for our deliverance and reconciliation to God. Let his blood, righteousness, love and mercy, cover you for eternity. The Bible says, “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” (Romans 10:13)

For many, living in confinement is the hardest and most trying part of the COVID- 19 outbreak. As I was alone in communion with the Lord, I did a deeper search of the word “confinement.” I uncovered that there are actually two definitions of this word, which I found to be extremely relevant to this season. #1 “The action of confining or state of being confined.” -This one we all know very well and are experiencing it’s solitude. However, the second meaning is the one which caught my eye. #2 “The condition of being in childbirth.” I was speechless after reading these words. I had to catch my breath. When a woman is in childbirth, there is a certain amount of travail that precedes before the new birth. Contractions and dilation must happen before pushing and delivering. Right now, all the nations of the earth have been affected at the same time, by the same pestilence, and the whole world groans. It is a kind of travail, that will birth something big. There is more going on behind the scenes than I think we realize, but our answer remains the same. Jesus is our deliverer. We can trust in nothing besides him. I pray that my song 2020 (Strangely Dim) …will help to bring solace as you reflect during this significant and holy week. May our patience be perfected, as our redemption draws neigh everyday, keeping our eyes fixed on our Lord and Savior… God’s perfect lamb, Jesus Christ.With all love & prayers,~Kathleen