Passover Lamb

In verse 7 of our Bible Reading, Paul calls Jesus the Passover lamb. What does this mean?
If you read Exodus, chapter 12, you will learn about the first Passover in Egypt, when God passed over the Israelites and did not kill their firstborn. The Passover lamb was killed. Its blood was sprinkled on the door. This was a sign of God’s salvation for the Israelites. The Passover was celebrated every year by the Jews to help them remember how God had protected them.
Jesus died, was buried and arose at the time of the Passover. Jesus is our Passover lamb. He was killed, and His blood paid the penalty for our sins.
John the Baptizer must have been thinking about this when Jesus came to be baptized. John 1:29 says, “The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him. John said, ‘Look, the Lamb of God. He takes away the sins of the world!’”
Thank God today for Jesus, our Passsover lamb.