Why Passover?

Passover begins at sunset on Monday.  What better way to prepare for Easter than the way Jesus did, by celebrating a Passover Seder, the traditional dinner of Passover.

It was at this Seder that Jesus washed His disciples’ feet.  It was at this Seder that Jesus broke the piece of matzah, or unleavened bread, that came to be known as the afikomen, which means “that which is to come”.  It was at this Seder that Jesus lifted each of the four glasses of wine, and when He got to the third glass, the Cup of Redemption, that He said, “This is Me.  This is My blood.”

For the life of a creature is in the blood, and I have given it to you to make atonement for yourselves on the altar; it is the blood that makes atonement for one’s life.
—Leviticus 17:11

“A life for a life.  My blood for yours.”

“Do this in remembrance of Me.  When you break this bread, which symbolizes the hope that is yet to come, do this in remembrance of Me.  When you drink the Cup of Redemption, do this in remembrance of Me.  The Passover is a time of remembrance of what God has done.  Do this in remembrance of Me.

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