Imagine you were in Egypt just after that first Passover. If you stopped Israelites in those days and said, “Who are you and what is happening here?” they would say, “I was a slave, under a sentence of death, but I took shelter under the blood of the lamb and escaped that bondage, and now God lives in our midst and we are following him to the Promised Land.” That is exactly what Christians say today. If you trust in Jesus’s substitutionary sacrifice, the greatest longings of your heart will be satisfied on the day you sit down for that eternal feast in the promised kingdom of God.

Tim Keller, King’s Cross, p.172

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