>I have been spending some time reflecting on the Passover and the Passion narrative of Jesus of Nazareth. I was just letting the imagery wash over me when something came to mind that I’d never considered before…probably because for most of my Christian life the Passion was only synonymous with Easter – not Passover…but the imagery was that of the first born of all of Egypt being killed as a ‘last resort’ to convince Pharaoh to let the Israelites free. That after all is where we get the term Passover – it was the night that Israel painted their doorposts with blood from a lamb in order that the Spirit of G_d would ‘pass-over’ their homes and not take their first-born!
Now many years later in the 1st century C.E. – G_d is giving His first-born (only) son at Passover…
What beautiful imagery…imagery that I am not exactly sure what to do with but find myself drawn to!
Questions I am wrestling with:
- Is this some kind of a ‘repayment’ demonstrated by G_d?
- Is there a correlation or is this just coincidence?
- Why haven’t I read anything in Christian commentaries about this?
- If this has meaning – what is it?