March 28, 2013

Passover: The First, The Last


Promise of Passover

The blood of a lamb on the doorpost,
the blood of an unblemished lamb
on your doorpost,
the blood that drips from the crossbeams
is the sign on the house where you live –

the sign for death to pass over,
the sign for a day of remembrance,
the sign of the death of the firstborn –
of the Lamb who gave blood for your doorpost.



© 2013 Mary Harwell Sayler, poem prayer-a-phrased from today’s reading in Exodus 12