This week as we talk about Easter you’ve probably heard the word Passover a lot. So what is Passover? And why is it important? We do know that Jesus and His disciples were celebrating Passover when they ate the Last Supper. Is there a link to us? Let’s be detectives and see what we can discover!
It all goes back to the days of Moses and the children of Israel in Egypt. They were slaves and God made a way of escape for them but not without some convincing of Pharaoh through the many plagues.
Pharaoh’s heart remained hardened, but God had a plan. He told the Israelites to kill a perfect lamb and spread its blood on the doorpost to their house. That night the first-born in every house was killed by the angel of death but those whose door was covered with the blood were “passed over.”
That finally convinced Pharaoh to let them go and they were finally free just as God promised. Ever since then Jews have celebrated Passover as a way to remember what God did in Egypt.
So how does this connect to us? Let’s keep digging deeper.
We too were born slaves. We were born slaves to sin and death is the punishment:
“For the wages of sin is death…” Romans 6:23
But God had a plan. He sent Jesus, the perfect Lamb of God, to die in our place. By Christ’s death and resurrection we have a way to be free by accepting God’s free gift of salvation!
And just like the Jews remember Passover, we remember Jesus’ saving power in a meal called communion. Do you see the connections?
Bottom line: Our God cares about the details and He has a plan. And He loves us and can be trusted to save us!
As you celebrate Resurrection Sunday tomorrow remember to say Thank You! It’s the BEST NEWS EVER!
Check out this video explaining Passover more by the Crossroads Kids Club: