Apr 2 2010

The Forgotten Festival

“Obey these instructions as a lasting ordinance for you and your descendants. When you enter the land that the LORD will give you as he promised, observe this ceremony. And when your children ask you, ‘What does this ceremony mean to you?’ then tell them, ‘It is the Passover sacrifice to the LORD, who passed over the houses of the Israelites in Egypt and spared our homes when he struck down the Egyptians.” – Ex. 12:24-27

Passover has been observed by the Jewish faith for thousands of years but to the Christian it has become little more than a misunderstood ritual. While Passover is traditionally a time to remember the Exodus from Egypt, it also holds great meaning for anyone who has come to believe in Jesus. According to the Hebrew Lunar calendar, the death of Jesus occurred on Nissan 14, 3793 (1 April 33 AD) which was the day before the beginning of Passover. It’s interesting that the savior of all humanity died during the Passover season and because of his sacrifice we all received a “pass” from God. In this Passover season take time to reflect not only on the power God showed in Egypt but also on the power he showed on Calvary.

Happy Passover!