Title: The Doorposts of Dawn
Series: Are We There Yet?
Author: Randy Tomko
It must have been hard to know what God was doing that very first Passover night…none of the Israelites had ever walked through this before!
As the night wore on and they heard the cries of mourning from their Egyptian neighbors, it must have been deeply unsettling, even terrifying.
They trusted their Lord, but what was happening? Would the blood of the innocent lamb on their doorposts really protect them?
6 “Therefore, say to the Israelites: ‘I am the Lord, and I will bring you out from under the yoke of the Egyptians. I will free you from being slaves to them, and I will redeem you with an outstretched arm and with mighty acts of judgment. 7 I will take you as my own people, and I will be your God. Then you will know that I am the Lord your God, who brought you out from under the yoke of the Egyptians. 8 And I will bring you to the land I swore with uplifted hand to give to Abraham, to Isaac and to Jacob. I will give it to you as a possession. I am the Lord.’”
Exodus 6:6-8 (NIV)
27 Then he took a cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you. 28 This is my blood of the[a] covenant,which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins. 29 I tell you, I will not drink from this fruit of the vine from now on until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father’s kingdom.”
Matthew 26:27-29 (NIV)