The Passover Communicated

This is a simplified version of the Bible story found in Exodus 12:21-28, written for children to understand. For the original version, please refer to the Bible passage.

Once upon a time, a long, long time ago, the people of Israel were slaves in Egypt. But God loved them and wanted to set them free. So, He chose a man named Moses to be their leader and show them the way.

One day, Moses called all the leaders of Israel together and told them to choose a lamb for each of their families. They were to kill the lamb and take some of its blood and put it on the top and sides of their front doors. They also had to eat the lamb and some special bread that Moses showed them how to make.

Moses told them that the Lord was going to pass through Egypt and punish the Egyptians for not letting the people of Israel go free. But when the Lord saw the blood on the doors of the Israelites, He would “pass over” their homes and they would be safe. This was the first Passover celebration.

So, the people did just as Moses had said. They chose their lambs, put the blood on their doors, and ate the lamb and bread. And that night, as the Lord passed through Egypt, He did just as He promised. He “passed over” the homes of the Israelites and they were safe.

The people of Israel celebrated the Passover every year after that to remember how the Lord had saved them. And when their children asked them why they celebrated, they would tell them how the Lord had passed over their homes and kept them safe.

Biblical Lessons

  • Obedience to God’s instructions brings protection and blessings.
  • The sacrifice of the Passover lamb foreshadows the sacrifice of Jesus Christ, who became the ultimate Passover lamb for all people.
  • God’s judgments are just and He punishes evil, but He is also merciful to those who trust in Him.
  • The story of Passover reminds us that God is faithful to His promises and that He can use even the most difficult circumstances for His glory.

Related Stories

The Birth of Moses

Crossing the Red Sea

Egypt’s Ten Plagues

The Ten Commandments

The Exodus