The Passover

My Father's special family had many adventures- Let's fast forward.They are now called Israelites.They live in Egypt, and Moses is their leader.

The Israelites were the slaves of Pharaoh, the ruler of Egypt.But my Father wanted to free them.He sent Moses to tell Pharaoh, "Let my people go." But when Pharaoh Father sent terrible plagues.

So my Father told Moses, "Tomorrow you will escape. Prepare and eat a meal of roasted lamb, bitter herbs, and unleavened bread. And put the blood of the lamb over your doors for protection from the angel of death." That night all the firstborn of the Egyptians died.But the Israelites were kept safe.

The Israelites called their last meal in Egypt Passover because the angel of death had passed over them.Then Moses led his people out of Egypt by parting the Red Sea with his walking stick.Now they had passed from slavery to freedom.

At Mass the priest holds up the host, saying, "This is the Lamb of God." I am my Father's Passover Lamb, At Communion you can also receive the wine.This is my Precious Blood. Just as the blood of the lamb protected the Israelites, so my Blood will protect you.