And the blood shall be to you for a token upon the houses where ye are: and when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and the plague shall not be upon you to destroy you, when I smite the land of Egypt. — Exodus 12:13
I have read a lot of books and watched a lot of movies and television shows that have depicted the Passover in some manner. I’ll be honest, I do not think that any of them could capture all of the details from that day. One can only imagine the questions of the kids as the blood was being placed on the doorposts.
It is also an interesting thought to imagine as the Lord passed through the area. I can only imagine the amount of death and no doubt the cries that were truly heard. People were shaken to their core. So much so that Pharaoh finally let the people of God go. It’s an event that the Jews still recognize and honor today.
I have heard many people talk about the possible worry that was in the hearts of some of the Jews. Perhaps they worried about the blood, was it enough, or was it still on the doorpost. The truth of the matter is that there was absolutely no reason for them to fear. If the blood was applied just once, it was enough for their safety and security through the plague of death.
The blood of this event certainly symbolizes the redemption power of the blood of Jesus Christ. While the blood on the doorposts could not provide eternal life, it was pointing to a day where blood would be shed on another post. One set in the ground between two thieves where Jesus would be crucified.
Once that blood is applied to your life through salvation, you no longer have to worry or be afraid. You do not have to worry if the blood is enough. 1 Peter 1:19 says that it is through the precious blood of Jesus that we are redeemed. It is a security that can only be found through the blood of Jesus. Reflect on the words of the old hymn today, “are you washed in the blood, in the soul-cleansing blood of the Lamb?” If you are, praise Him today for that wonderful gift. If not, today would be a great day to get to know Christ.