Did you know that Passover has been celebrated by the Jewish people for thousands of years and it is the retelling of the great story of how God redeemed the Jewish nation from enslavement in Egypt through Moses?
As we have been learning, the first commemoration ever was when the Passover lamb was sacrificed when God told Moses to have every Israelite family kill a perfect lamb and put it’s blood over the doorposts as a sign of faith, so that the Lord’s angel would pass over the houses of the Jews, and they would not be affected, during the last plague poured out on the Egyptians, which was the killing of every firstborn.
Did you know that Jesus Christ was celebrating Passover before He shed His blood on the cross for us?
Jesus was a Jew, and Jews were required, under the Law of Moses, to celebrate the Passover every year to remember the exodus from Egypt. The Last Supper, when Jesus ate with His disciples, was a Passover meal. Many elements in the ritual of the Passover meal pointed to the sacrifice that would be made by Messiah who would rescue Israel not from slavery in Egypt but from slavery to sin. Jesus was the Passover Lamb, the Messiah of Israel and Jesus is the Savior of all who believe in Him.
The Israelites had to put blood on the sides and top of the doorframes of their houses:
Like the Bible tells us: “They are to take some of the blood and put it on the sides and tops of the doorframes of the houses where they eat the lambs.” (Exodus 12:7)
And Jesus shed His blood to cover our sins:
“God gave Christ as a sacrifice to pay for sins through the shedding of His blood. So God forgives the sins of those who have faith. God did all this to prove that He does what is right. He is a God of mercy. So He did not punish for their sins the people who lived before Jesus lived. God did all this to prove in our own time that He does what is right. He also makes right with himself those who believe in Jesus.” (Romans 3:25-26)
The Israelites would be spared from death when they were under the blood:
“The blood on your houses will be a sign for you. When I see the blood, I will pass over you. No deadly plague will touch you when I strike Egypt.” (Exodus 12:13)
And Jesus’ blood covers our sins, so that we shall not be condemned:
Therefore: “The blood of Christ has made us right with God.” (Romans 5:9)
So remember that when we celebrate Resurrection Day (Easter), this day has nothing to do with “eggs, chicks and bunny rabbits”.
It is all about what Jesus did on the cross for us because He loves us so much.
If you would like to read more about the Jesus’ last Passover please click on the following link.
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Goodbye, until next time. Until then, remember to say your prayers obey your mom and dad and do not forget to go to church and Sunday school next week.
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