March 9, 2021
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 no plague will befall you to destroy you when I strike the land of Egypt. Exodus 12:13
There are many parallels between the Exodus and the works of Christ. Here, God tells Moses that the blood will be a sign not only for the angel of death but for the Israelites as well. He then commands Moses to instruct the Israelites on how to commemorate their deliverance with an annual ceremony.
Fifteen hundred years later, Christ the Passover Lamb would shed his blood as a sign to the Enemy that the victory is the Lord’s and as a sign to us that we have been set free. We are no longer bound by sin nor the sting of death. And similar to the Israelites, we are commanded to commemorate the Passover of Christ—not as an annual seder meal but as a feast at the table that Christ has prepared for us. And we need to do this often, for we have short memories and tend to wander into deserts.
Rev. Gordon Green, M.Div., M.A. Counseling