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Saturday, June 16, 2012

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“Then Moses summoned all the elders of Israel and said to them, ‘Go at once and select the animals for your families and slaughter the Passover lamb. Take a bunch of hyssop, dip it into the blood in the basin and put some of the blood on the top and on both sides of the doorframe’” (Ex. 12: 21-22).

 

Why is it important to study the book of Exodus as Christians? Because Exodus is part of our story too.

 

The bones of the Passover lamb were not to be broken. Neither were the bones of Jesus broken.

 

The blood of the Passover lamb was spread with the stalk of the hyssop plant.  Wine-vinegar was lifted to the lips of Jesus with the stalk of the hyssop plant.

 

The blood of the lamb was spread above and to the sides of the doorway. As long as the people were “covered” with the blood, they were safe. In fact, Passover can also be called cover-over. Covered over by the blood of the lamb, above and to the sides. In the same way, we are covered over by the blood of Christ, the Lamb of God. 

 

Andy Nash

School of Journalism & Communication

Southern Adventist University