Reading: “And ye shall take a bunch of hyssop, and dip it in the blood that is in the basin, and strike the lintel and the two side posts with the blood that is in the basin; and none of you shall go out at the door of his house until the morning. —Exodus 12:22
We must have a lively faith in the efficacy of Christ’s blood, and believe that, by His death, the dying Lamb washed away all our gigantic guilt: in short, be able, with heart-felt conviction, to say, “For me Christ fulfilled the law, and in my place He stood at the bar of judgment.”
Do you experience these feelings? Is your soul fired with an earnest desire to partake of the benefits of Christ’s precious blood? Are you ready to give up all for the certainty that His blood was shed for you? If so, the allegory is now realized in you, of the moment when the Israelites hastened to their vessels to catch the blood of their deliverance.
My brethren, now is the time. Rest firmly on the atoning sacrifice of the great Mediator; grasp it with sure confidence as the only and certain ground of your hope. Bear it as such constantly in your soul, and whatever blessings you may expect, expect them only for the sake of the blood that drops from the cross.
(Taken from F. W. Krummacher, The Martyr Lamb, 88)
My faith would lay her hand
On that dear head of Thine,
While, like a penitent, I stand,
And there confess my sin.