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Passover Begins Today

Passover begins today, an event pointing to Christ’s death and sacrifice for all who believe.

With the commercialization of Easter, we miss the meaning of Passover. The National Retail Federation says that we spend about $18 billion dollars on the Easter holiday. Candy, an impulse purchase for one-third of Americans, is the number one Easter purchase followed by plastic eggs then baskets.

Passover recognizes the night the Israelites killed a lamb and put its blood on the lintel and doorposts. The Angel of Death passed over those who, by faith, obediently applied the blood. It pointed to Jesus Christ, our sacrificial lamb.

Today, let’s find time to pause, worship and give thanks to the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world.