On the tenth of the month they are each one to take a lamb for themselves… a lamb for each household. Exodus 12:3 NIV
On the day the Passover lambs were set aside in anticipation of their sacrifice, our Passover Lamb mounted a donkey and rode into Jerusalem. Crowds lined the road and, with shouts of praise and supplication, laid cloaks and palm branches on the road to welcome their King.
Less than a week later the “worshipers” had become a mob, and the joyful shouts of welcome had turned to angry demands, “Crucify him! Crucify him!”
And so it was done.
One lamb sacrificed for each household in Israel. One Lamb sacrificed for all God’s household.
One Lamb, sacrificed for me.
Avi, my Shepherd. You became a Lamb and took my death—and gave me life everlasting. You are welcome in my heart. Help me to live for You. In Your holy name, Amen.