"Christ, our Passover lamb, has been sacrificed." 1 Cor 5:7
From the Bible places blog:
"We read about sacrifice in the Bible but we don't really understand what that means. We read passages that talk about the "life being in the blood," but those are just words that we don't really consider. We "know" that the wages of sin are high, but we don't get the life lesson that the ancient Israelites received every year.
The point of sacrifice was simply this: you deserve to die because of your sin. This animal is dying in your place. Watching the priest slice his throat and watching the blood drain out drove the point home much better than reading a chapter of Leviticus.
Today New Testament believers know that the blood of bulls and goats is not enough to take away sin. But I think that we can often just take for granted Jesus' death in our place. We don't think about his innocent blood draining away because we can't conceptualize it. We don't always appropriate the idea of substitute because we've never seen a living object die in our place. But our loss can be this: sin is easy because forgiveness (we think) is cheap."
This post provided a link to an actual video of a passover lamb sacrifice. It was difficult to watch, but I'm glad I did. You can check it out HERE. (Warning - graphic)
I hope you have a wonderful weekend rejoicing in our crucified and resurrected Lord!