Passover, could it be considered Communion’s father? Wasn’t it the predecessor of the Lord’s Supper?
Just thinkin’. . .
I can say that it was rich with meaning, significance, symbolism . . . and promise.
Those in a dwelling marked by the blood of the lamb were protected from the angel of death on the eve of the Israelite’s Egyptian deliverance (See Exodus 12).
God gave detailed instruction how the festival that memorialized this event was to be observed.
And it was at Jesus’ final Passover that He instituted the New Covenant—yet another promise of God for His people.
Observing the Lord’s Supper is a way to weekly celebrate and remember Jesus, the final Passover Lamb. By it we obey His command to proclaim His death until He returns in communion with God and other fellow-believers.
The Passover–first and last—were full of promise and symbolic of the salvation wrought by the Blood of the Perfect Lamb of God.
From Passover to Easter, Jesus.
Lord Jesus, Thank You for the promises You gave and fulfilled.