The blood will serve as a sign on the houses where you live. When I see the blood I will pass over you—no disaster will touch you when I strike the land of Egypt. Exodus 12:13 (TM)
While on vacation, Wendy and I listened to audio books in the car. One of the books I had read before, so I knew the story. It struck me, as I listened, how one of the characters in the book foreshadowed an impending climactic moment with every word he uttered. I’d never caught it before, but his every word hinted at what was to come.
God is a master artist and a storyteller. He expresses Himself metaphorically. The story of the Passover is both a foreshadow and a metaphor of what is to come. It is no accident that the events of Easter happen at the time of the Passover celebration, nor is it mere chance that Jesus was celebrating the Passover with the disciples when He instituted what became the Lord’s Supper. The two events are connected.
The Passover foreshadows Jesus’ sacrifice to free us from our slavery to sin. The blood of the sacrificed lamb covering the people so that the Angel of Death might pass over is a picture of Jesus, the lamb of God, who was sacrificed that any who put their faith in Him might pass from death to life.