Tomorrow it will be three years since Derek and Dylan went to be in the presence of God. This past year when I was studying the Torah with my bible study gals, we studied Exodus and the feast. In Exodus 12 and 13 as God is establishing Passover, an idea accord to me for what we would do with the anniversaries going forward. In alignment with my goal to not celebrate their deaths, but rather their lives…we would have a memorial of how God rescued us, how he delivered us, how he has been faithful to us. We are going to account these memories to pass down to the girls of how God and his people showed up and delivered us in our greatest moment of need. And how God has continued to heal us and provide for us.
So if you are going to remember Derek and Dylan tomorrow my challenge to you is to remember how God has healed you, be thankful for his deliverance, and celebrate his faithfulness.
Exodus 13:8 You shall tell your son on that day, ‘It is because of what the LORD did for me when I came out of Egypt.’ 9 And 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. 10 You shall therefore keep this statute at its appointed time from year to year.
13:14 And when in time to come your son asks you, ‘What does this mean?’ you shall say to him, ‘By a strong hand the LORD brought us out of Egypt, from the house of slavery.’