On that long ago night when God’s final plague swept through the land of Egypt, the angel of death came to take the firstborn of all families. But when he saw the blood of the Passover lamb on the doorframes of the Jewish homes, he passed over and spared them the sorrow of death. Only those homes not covered by the sacrificed blood endured death.
What a vivid picture this is of how Yeshua’s (Jesus’) blood, poured out and sacrificed for us, covers our sin and protects us from spiritual death. The Apostle Paul proclaimed Yeshua is our Passover Lamb (1 Corinthians 5:7). Jesus made the once-and-for-all sacrifice for our sin (Hebrews 9:12, Hebrews 10:10) and has saved us out of death and into life (John 5:24).
Take some time today to reflect on the wonder of God’s plan of redemption and His placing a foreshadow of Jesus inside the already profound watershed events of Passover.
Passover Prayer for Day 1
God, thank You for rescuing Israel out of slavery so long ago. Yeshua, You are our Passover Lamb – perfect, spotless and sacrificed for us. My sin comes with a cost, and Yeshua, You paid it for me. Like the lamb that Passover night, You gave your blood as a covering for sin – my sin. Because of You, death has passed over me, and I have eternal life. By Your death, I am spared what my sin deserves. When the Father looks at all who believe in You, Jesus, He sees not the stains of our sin, but Your blood – declaring us righteous, rescuing us from spiritual death, and securing our eternal hope. Yeshua, how can I thank You enough?