It was a night of vigil in honor of the LORD, because He would bring them out of the land of Egypt. This same night is in honor of the LORD, a night vigil for all the Israelites throughout their generations. – Exodus 12:42
On the night that Israel escaped Egyptian bondage, God stood vigil (watched and guarded) over Israel. This “night vigil” became a memorial throughout Israel’s generations as a reminder of God’s protection in times of tribulation.
Do not fear. God watches over you through your “night.” Even when that “night” seems long and dark, He never leaves and He always sees. Perhaps one way we can remember His watchfulness is to also stand vigil for others … to intercede for them in their “dark nights.” As Christ ever lives to make intercession for us (Hebrews 7:25), we can live to intercede for a lost world and struggling “soldiers.”
In fact, it is one more thing we can do “in remembrance of Him.”
We are not weak if we make a proper use of those means which the God of Nature has placed in our power … the battle, sir, is not to the strong alone it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave. – Patrick Henry