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Exodus 12 recounts the monumental event of the Passover, a significant turning point in the history of the Israelites. It is a story of liberation, obedience, and the faithfulness of God.

The Israelites had been enslaved in Egypt for generations, enduring harsh labor and suffering. But God had heard their cries and was about to unleash His power to deliver them. He instructed Moses and Aaron on the upcoming events and the importance of the Passover.

The Beginning of New Era

The Passover marked the beginning of a new era for the Israelites. God commanded them to select a lamb without blemish, slaughter it, and apply its blood on the doorposts of their homes. This act of obedience signified their trust in God’s promise of protection.

That fateful night, the angel of death passed through Egypt, striking down the firstborn of every household. However, the blood on the doorposts acted as a sign, marking the Israelite homes, and the angel of death passed over them, sparing their firstborn.

A Reminder of God’s Faithfulness

The Passover serves as a powerful reminder of God’s faithfulness and the importance of obedience. It symbolizes the liberation of the Israelites from bondage and the beginning of their journey towards the Promised Land.

As Christians, the Passover holds deeper meaning for us. Jesus, the Lamb of God, became our ultimate Passover sacrifice. His blood, shed on the cross, protects us from the eternal consequences of our sins. Through faith in Him, we are liberated from the bondage of sin and receive the promise of eternal life.

Let us remember the Passover, not only as a historical event but also as a testament to God’s love and faithfulness. May it inspire us to trust and obey Him in all aspects of our lives.

By Roge Sison

An ordained clergy of The United Methodist Church.

10 thought on “The Passover: A Story of Liberation and Obedience”
  1. Wow, what a nice reflection.!!
    Indeed God is faithfulness is throughout generations.
    Thank you Lord for the Lamb that has been offer before us.
    May we be faithful and obedient into thy will.
    By God’s grace. Amen

  2. Wow, nice reflection.
    God is indeed faithful throughout generation.
    May God help us to be faithful and obedient into thy will. By God’s abundant Grace.
    Amen

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