Passover is remembered as the time when God provided a way of redemption for the people of Israel. Each family was to chose a year old male lamb without defect, slaughter it, and put some of its blood on the sides and tops of the door frames of their houses. (Exodus 12).The blood on the doorposts was a sign that the plague of death would pass over that house. This prepared the way for their exodus from the slavery of Egypt to freedom. This was the first Passover, commemorated by the Jewish people every year.
For Christians, the Passover has added meaning. Jesus Christ was the perfect Lamb of God. When John the Baptist saw Jesus, he exclaimed,”Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!” (John 1:29). Jesus would be the lamb without defect to redeem us from sin. When we believe in Jesus, we pass from the bondage of sin and death to inner freedom. This can only happen because of God’s grace. In that we freedom we have newness of life.
“Your only Son, no sin to hide
But You have sent Him from Your side
To walk upon this guilty sod
And to become the Lamb of God.
Your gift of Love they crucified
They laughed and scorned him as he died.
The humble King, they named a fraud
And sacrificed the Lamb of God.
Oh Lamb of God, Sweet lamb of God
I love the Holy Lamb of God.
Oh wash me in His precious Blood
My Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God.
I was so lost I should have died,
But You have brought me to Your side
To be led by Your staff and rod
And to be called a lamb of God.
Oh wash me in His precious Blood,
My Jesus Christ the Lamb of God.” ~Twila Paris
In Revelation 5:6 we see a worship song written by the apostle John. In the vision, he writes,
“Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and praise!”
The same Lamb of God who died for our sins will be worshipped at the end of time.
Today we can sing praises to that same Lamb of God, even as we look forward to worshipping Him around the throne in the future.
Praise to the Passover Lamb!