Below is the fifth of a series of Holy Week daily devotionals written by a member of our church:
Making a covenant represented an unqualified, total commitment of one person to another – unconditionally, totally, eternally. At the last supper Jesus explained that he was initiating a new covenant in his own blood. He became the true Passover lamb. All sacrificial lambs had to be absolutely free of defects, as a symbol of the one who would come to truly pay for sin. Christ, who lived a sinless life, willingly allowed his body to be broken and his blood to be shed as a substitution for us. Take time today to thank the Lord for initiating the covenant with mankind, and then fulfilling it in His blood. Throughout the day, contemplate Christ as the spotless lamb.