You have probably heard about Easter many times. What we know as Easter was first called “Passover”
Do you know that what Easter is about?
It’s not a game where you hide chocolate eggs to find them later. It doesn’t have tod o with geese, chickens, or bunnies.
“Passover” is a Hebrew word from slavery to freedom.
Passover was first celebrated in Egypt the night before God brought the Israelites out of that country and delivered them from slavery. That night all the Israelites painted the door frames of their houses with blood of a lamb.
Because Moses had told them that if they did, no one would suffer the last plague. If they obeyed, not firstborn son would die because the angle of God would pass by.
After that, they prepared a very special dinner. God had told them to sacrifice a Lamb, roast it, and season it with bitter herbs. He also told them to make unleavened bread and bake it.
In addition, he told them that everyone should be ready, with all their things ready, to go on a trip after dinner.
The Israelites did everything God had commanded, and after dinner they thanked God for protecting them and left Egypt for Canaan. They were finally free!
From that day on, the Jews celebrated Passover each year to remember how God had delivered them from the pharaoh of Egypt. Easter Symbolizes the death of Jesus, whose blood saves us from dying eternally if we accept Him as our Savior.
Do you Believed that the clod of the lamb delivered Israel and that the blood of Jesus saves us? Now you know what the connection is between Passover and Easter.
Draw a picture, in your Prayer journal, of what the Israelites ate at the Passover celebration.