“Then came the Day of Unleavened Bread, when the Passover must be killed. And He sent Peter and John, saying, ‘Go and prepare the Passover for us, that we may eat.’” Luke 22:7-8
As I read Jesus’ instruction to “go and prepare the Passover” I was struck by the fact that these words have been spoken by Jewish families for thousands of years. The first Passover took place in Egypt as the children of Israel prepared for God to deliver them from the bondage of the Egyptians. Then, thousands of years later came the first Lord’s Supper, the new covenant counterpart to Passover where the disciples prepared for God to deliver them from the bondage of sin.