To protect their own sons from the final plague, God told the Israelites to sacrifice a spotless lamb – a lamb without flaw – and put the blood on the door posts of their homes. The angel that brought death to the Egyptian sons saw the blood on the door posts and “passed over” the Israelite homes. Jewish people celebrate this miraculous part of God’s rescue plan each year with a festival called “Passover.”
Wait a minute – what was so special about that lamb that it could save the life of a boy?
SUNDAY SCHOOL LADY
There was nothing special about the lamb. It was just a regular lamb. But God used a spotless lamb as a lesson about sin and a sign of something that would happen much later in his rescue plan.