Easter: Christ Our Passover
by: Pastor David Uth | March 20, 2018
I hope you’re as excited about Easter as I am and that every day God’s speaking to you as we draw near to this special day.
Today, I want to take you back to Egypt. I want to take you back to the last night in captivity in Egypt for the nation of Israel. After the final plague had come, there was something incredible that happened called the Passover and the deliverance of God’s children.
Paul reminds us in the New Testament, that Christ is our Passover, so you remember what God did? He gave His people instructions. Exodus chapter 12, verses 1 through 14. He gives all the details and you can read it. In fact it might be cool for you to take a few minutes to read it and think about what that night was like.
God said, “you’re to take the blood of the lamb and you’re to put it on the doorposts above your house. And so when the plague comes at night, when the death angel comes through Egypt, when he sees the blood, he will pass over you.” This is where we get the term “pass over.”
Now, think about this, “when he sees the blood, he will pass over you and you will be spared.” And the next day they would go out of Egypt in to the promised land.
Think about what that means for you…the blood of the lamb applied…and when he sees the blood, what happens? The gift of eternal life.
That life is in the blood of Jesus, our Savior, the lamb that was offered as a sacrifice for sin in the world. And when we trust Him, when we put our faith in Him and trust Jesus alone, it’s as if the blood of Jesus is applied to us.
In other words, what He did for us is applied to us so that when God sees you, what does He see? He sees his Son. He sees the blood, and He sees the righteousness of Christ which has been given to you.
So as you reflect on the Passover, I want you to always think about that night. God was preparing us for what was going to come one day with the lamb of God, and what would happen one day when God passes over us and sees the blood of Jesus: we’re saved, we are set free, we’re headed for the promised land!
I pray the Lord will bless you with that thought as we journey closer to Easter.