Passover for the rest of us

As we head into the Passover and Easter season I can’t help but wonder why Christians long ago abandoned observing this amazing festival. Passover is a time for Jews to remember God bringing them out of Egypt but it also holds a great significance to Christians.

In Egypt, the passover lamb was sacrificed on the 14th day of Nissan and its blood was placed on the door posts to protect the Israelites from God’s punishment on Egypt. Jesus was also sacrificed on the 14th of Nissan. His blood was shed so that all humanity could be saved from their sins. The parallel meaning is absolutely amazing. Salvation for Israel from Egypt; Salvation for all from our sins!

Maybe the original passover was more than a ritual.
Maybe the death of Jesus died on that specific day was not just a coincidence.

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