In Chapter 4 (Exodus 12), we first learned of the Lord’s Passover. After God had used Moses to inform Pharaoh of His desire for the people of Israel to be set free from captivity in Egypt, He was ready to take action. To ensure the release of the Israelites, God commanded the people to sacrifice a healthy, one-year old lamb to God and eat the lamb as a meal. They were to take some of the blood of the lamb and smear it on the doorpost of their home. That night, God would sweep through the nation of Egypt, killing the first born of every family, thus allowing for a clean escape from Egypt for the Israelites. The blood of the lamb would be a sign that the family inside was to be protected and God would pass over that house and go to the next. The sacrifice covered the family.
The Upper Story here is a picture of the coming of Jesus. Ultimately, Jesus is the perfect lamb sacrifice. His blood, when applied to the doorposts of our lives covers us and protects us from death. It’s during the coming days in preparation for the celebration of the birth of Christ that we can sing the words to this song as a reminder that Christmas is the signal for the ultimate passover.
Lord, let your judgement Passover us
Lord, let your love hover near
Don’t let your sweet mercy Passover us
Let this blood cover over us here
In John 1:29-30, we see Jesus referenced as “God’s Passover Lamb”:
The very next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and yelled out, “Here he is, God’s Passover Lamb! He forgives the sins of the world! This is the man I’ve been talking about”