Monday, September 22, 2008

The Passover and the omniscience of God

We recently had a special program at our church in which a guest speaker, Richard Freeman, went through and explained the Passover meal that Jesus and his disciples would have shared before he was crucified. Out of everything Richard taught us, the one thing that stuck with me was what he said about the original Passover in Egypt during the time of Moses. To mark their doors, the Hebrews used the blood of a lamb without imperfection. They took a stalk of hyssop, dipped it into a container holding the blood at the foot of the door, marked the top of the doorframe, then marked each side.

Think about that for a moment. Think about the motions they made.

Bottom to top. Side to side.

They were making the sign of the cross in the blood of a perfect sacrificial lamb! They did so at the instruction of the God who sees through time and saw Jesus perfect sacrifice on the cross hundreds and hundreds of years later.