The Most Significant Day

There are not enough words to express all the feelings that pulsed through my body that day.

Exodus 17:1-16

Reference: v.7 And he called the place Massahtand Meribaht because the Israelites quarreled and because they tested the Lord saying, “Is the Lord among us or not?” (TNIV Bible)

Explore: June 18 was the day my dad passed away. There are not enough words to express all the feelings that pulsed through my body that day.  He was a much-loved member of our family, and the first amongst his siblings to pass away. He literally passed away in our arms, and the look on his face when finally his soul went to be with his Saviour will forever be etched into my memory. We all have days that hold incredible significance for each of us and this was one of those days for me.

Application: As the Israelites were walking through the desert towards the Promised Land they went through some hardship too.  When these significant moments occurred they would often name the area where it happened, or they would create a festival in honour of that day. These days were pivotal in their history and I like that they commemorated them in this significant way. We may not change the name of a place, or create a festival for each significant day, but it is an important part of our history to be open to reflect and remember the meaningful days in our lives.

Prayer: Lord, there are some days that just pass unnoticed whilst others hold such importance for us. Just as you were with the Israelites, so are you with us each and every day. Thank you. Amen.

What is a significant day in your history?

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This article was written by Linda Bailey

Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.

1 comment:

AdrianNovember 7, 2011 at 6:55 AMReply


My most recent one (and the most painful) was when my Mum passed away on July 3rd last year. She was the first – and youngest – of her siblings. I can’t describe how much grief I have gone through in the past 12 months. It’s been very hard. But Dad has found a friend and they are getting married next year so at least he is happy again… but I still miss Mum.