Behold the Lamb of God Passover Moses

Passover Us and So Long Moses: Behold the Lamb of God

The Israelites were tired of being in bondage. They were ready to be set free. But they had their own ideas about how that should happen. Putting blood around the doorposts was not what they envisioned. They definitely did not understand that this was a picture of Jesus coming someday. Then the angel of death passed over those whose doorframes were covered with the evidence of the sacrifice. Someday those who accept Jesus as a sacrifice will be passed over – they will not experience eternal death.

Well, we all remember Moses on the banks of the river
He said “Pharaoh, you’ve got to let my people go
You don’t want me to have to tell you this ten times over–
Denial ain’t just a river, you know”

And we all remember Pharaoh, he just wouldn’t do it
So the plagues they came upon Egypt one by one
His heart was hard and the other nine just couldn’t move it
So the last was the worst: the death of the firstborn son

But the Lord, he gave to Moses a word for the people
He said their firstborn sons would live to see another day
“Put the blood of a lamb on the doorway and death will pass right over”
That night all of the children of Israel prayed

“Lord, let your judgment Passover us
Lord, let your love hover near
Don’t let your sweet mercy Passover us
Let this blood cover over us here”

So the years went by and the people they whined and they wandered
And only sacrifice atoned for the sins of the land
So you see the priest he placed upon the holy altar
The body of a spotless lamb
And he prayed

The Old Testament narrative does not end there. The Bible continues to tell stories that all point to the coming of the Messiah. They want a King. And the King is coming. But not in their time frame. And not how they expected Him to look. Today we still wait for a King to make everything right again. And someday that will happen. Until then, we ponder the stories that happened before Jesus came the first time. We read the stories that tell of His life. And we look for Him to come back because He will do what He promised.

So long, Moses
Hello, Promised Land
It was a long, long road
But your people are home
So long, Moses

Hello, Joshua
Goodbye, Canaanites
We’re coming to town
Twelve tribes and no crown
No crown, Oh Lord

We want a king on a throne
Full of power, with a sword in his fist
Will there ever be, ever be a king like this?

Hello, Saul
First king of Israel
You were foolish and strong
So you didn’t last long
Goodbye, Saul

Hail, King David
Shepherd from Bethlehem
Set the temple of God
In mighty Jerusalem

He was a king on a throne
Full of power, with a sword in his fist
Has there ever been, ever been a king like this?
Full of wisdom, full of strength, the hearts of the people are his
Hear, O Israel, was ever there a king like this?

Hello, prophets
The kingdom is broken now
The people of God
Have been scattered abroad
How long, O Lord?

So speak, Isaiah
Prophet of Judah
Can you tell of the One
This king who’s going to come

Will he be a king on a throne
Full of power with a sword in his fist?
Prophet, tell us will there be another king like this?
Full of wisdom, full of strength
The hearts of the people are his
Prophet, tell us will there be
Another king like this?

“He’ll bear no beauty or glory
Rejected, despised
A man of such sorrow
We’ll cover our eyes

He’ll take up our sickness
Carry our tears
For his people
He will be pierced

He’ll be crushed for our evils
Our punishment feel
By his wounds
We will be healed.”

“From you, O Bethlehem
Small among Judah
A ruler will come
Ancient and strong.”

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