Today would be Passover in the Passion Week.

If you’ve never been to a Passover celebration, I would encourage you to read through a script.

The first Passover was held in Egypt.

The children of Israel followed God’s commandment to kill a spotless lamb, putting it’s blood upon the upper and side door posts of their homes.

Exodus 12:12-13NKJV — ‘For I will pass through the land of Egypt on that night, and will strike all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and beast; and against all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgment: I am the LORD. ‘Now the blood shall be a sign for you on the houses where you are. And when I see the blood, I will pass over you; and the plague shall not be on you to destroy you when I strike the land of Egypt.

Pharaoh had been given nine chances to let God’s people go, but instead Pharaoh hardened his heart and utter tragedy broke out on all his people.

But God saved the children of Israel, because of the blood of the lamb.

For the follower of Christ it’s full of meaning, because the lamb who was slain to cover the sins of those who chose to take refuge under the blood is Jesus.

Jesus, Himself celebrated the Passover celebration many times, but the final celebration is so rich.

And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to them and said, “Take, eat; this is My body.” Then He took the cup, and when He had given thanks He gave it to them, and they all drank from it. And He said to them, “This is My blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many. Assuredly, I say to you, I will no longer drink of the fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it new in the kingdom of God.”
Mark 14:22‭-‬25 NKJV

These words are read during Communion, but Jesus spoke them at Passover.

Jesus knew He was the perfect sacrifice, not for one sin or only one group of people, but for all sin given to any who believe in His salvation.

He said it Himself:

And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life. For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.
John 3:14‭-‬17 NKJV

May each of us take time this week to reflect upon the greatest gift ever given: salvation through Jesus Christ.

Dear Lord Jesus,

Thank You for Your gift of salvation. Thank You for pointing to Yourself throughout the Passover, as the coming Messiah who will save His people. Lord Jesus, thank You for Your Word and how clearly You state what is righteous, what is truth, what is good and pure. Please continue to teach me daily the incredible wisdom of Your Word. Please continue to impart Your grace and mercy to us daily, that we in turn might reflect You to those who have yet to know You. Lord Jesus, speak clearly to those who are seeking You, let neither doubt nor fear hinder them from truth. Thank You, Lord for Your great blessings. I am truly humbled by Your incredible sacrifice.

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