This Passover season, it’s easy to feel like you are inadequately observing Passover as we are commanded. As a “Gentile” Christian, I have heard many times the common concern: are we supposed to observe the feast as well?
I was shown a video that I enjoyed explaining it is not merely about the rituals but the things they symbolize. One thing that struck me in the above video was the symbolism of the unleavened bread. It is unleavened, just as pride rises in our lives, so we must take it out and be humble. Also, when Jesus says at the Last Supper that this bread is my body.
And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed it, and brake it, and gave it to the disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is my body.Matthew 26:26
He is confirming what He had already said. I am the Bread of life.
And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst.John 6:35
He is also the Word of God. Jesus says when He is tempted, that man does not live by bread alone but by every word of God.
But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.Matthew 4:4
We are not to feed on matzah during Passover but on the Words of God. This is what we pray for in the Lord’s Prayer.
Give us this day our daily bread.Matthew 6:11
We are to take out all the imperfections in our minds: pride, heresy, false teaching, etc. Feed on the Word of God, the Bread of Life. Break in two and open His Word. That alone is what we feed on. It is not about rituals or having the perfect meal, although it is laid out in the Old Testament. Instead, worry more about your heart. Nonetheless, if you can do a full-blown Passover Seder meal, please do as we are commanded as spiritual Israel.