The Passover celebrates God’s actions in Egypt and points to later demonstrations of God’s saving power in the land of Israel and the development of Jewish and Christian traditions that teach these truths throughout history. The marvelous thing about the Passover is that it not only commemorates a milestone of the past, but also connects us to a glorious future. Believers will be affirmed knowing they worship a God who keeps His promises and remains ever faithful. The Passover is a picture of God’s love and salvation. It is a story of forgiveness, deliverance, hope, and reconciliation. The redemption of Israel from Egyptian slavery points us towards an even greater story of deliverance through the promised Messiah of Israel.
-Darrell L. Bock