When man fell into sin as recorded in Genesis chapter three, it not only affected them, but all of creation. For the first time there would be thorns and thistles, and crops would not grow as abundantly as they once did. There would be pain in childbirth and more dramatically, death had entered into the world. The first creatures to taste death were not humans, but the animals who gave up their lives so their hides to be used as clothing.
21 And the Lord God made clothing from animal skins for Adam and his wife.  Genesis 3:21.
In the story of Passover, a lamb without defect would have to die and its blood be painted over the doorpost. This was a sign so their house would be passed over by the Lord and be saved from death. The lamb was completely innocent and had not done anything, yet it was sacrificed. This lamb would point to Jesus, who was also innocent, yet died for the sins of all mankind. Jesus died at exactly 3:00pm in the afternoon on Good Friday, which was the same exact time the lambs were sacrificed in the Temple. Jesus is described in several places in the New Testament as the Lamb of God.
The Passover Lamb would be sacrificed so its blood could be placed over the doorpost to save the people in that household. Jesus would be crucified on Passover centuries later so God could rescue His people. All those who place their faith in Jesus as their Savior are covered by the blood of the Lamb.
In life when all is going well, we don’t often think of eternity or what it cost the Lord to rescue us. Following the rescue of the Hebrews from Egypt, the Hebrews were to celebrate this as “Passover” so they would remember what God had done. As people we soon forget. Often, we are not very thankful for what God has done. I am included in this.
Take time to remember what Jesus did for you on the cross at Calvary. Remember how your sins were poured out on Him so you could be forgiven and called to faith. Faith in Jesus changes us in the present and for all eternity. As believers, when we enter into the heavenly realm, we will spend eternity with the Lamb of God who we know as Jesus.
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