We had a Passover celebration here in the RC, complete with lamb’s blood over the door frames. Well, not really, but they have been painting a little here. We didn’t know they would be painting, so it was a little bit of a surprise to see how they left the wall for a few days after starting. The good news is they did later come back and finish the painting. In the scriptures, the Passover was a time to remember some of the many blessings which God had given to Israel. The lamb’s blood over the door was used at the time (Exodus 12) to safeguard the house so the destroying angel would pass by. There is probably more symbolism than what I am able to glean, but I do know that it was a representation of Jesus Christ and the sacrifice which He would make. While we don’t have a destroying Angel coming through our city, it is always important for us to remember Jesus Christ and what He has done for us.
I tried searching for how many times the word “remember” is mentioned in the scriptures. But, I was not able to see how many times it was individually mentioned. However, I was able to find that it is mentioned in 275 chapters, many of the chapters multiple times. Remembering Jesus Christ is a part of the promise we make with the sacrament. As we remember Him, and what He has done for us, it is easy to choose to follow His commandments. We remember him, we take His name upon us, and we follow His commandments.