The last 24 hours of Jesus Christ’s life were filled with unimaginable horrors. He was betrayed by Judas, abandoned by all the disciples, beaten with stripes until He was unrecognizable, and then mercilessly crucified.
He did all this to reconcile us to the Father and that we might be partakers of eternal life.
He did all this at the request of the Father (John 8:29).
The Passover teaches that unless we mourn the death of Christ, we will not go on to build a relationship with God (Zechariah 12:10-12).
The more we intensely focus on esteeming the crucified Christ and mourn for what our sins have done to Him, and to God the Father, the more we will focus on God. The more we will focus on becoming like God.
In the last moments of His physical life, as God turned His back on Christ, the most important moments in the history of the universe took place. Jesus Christ became sin—for us. We should thank God deeply for that!
To take the Passover in a worthy manner is to highly esteem what God and Christ did for us, and to make sure we are at one with them, our sins are forgiven, and our faith is unshakable in what the symbols represent.
Be sure to prepare to take the Passover in a worthy manner. Consider the costly price of sin, and draw close to God.