These are my "Israelites" painting the doorposts of their homes with lamb's blood to protect them and their families from the Angel of Death who was coming at midnight to kill the first born male both human and animal in every family.
We turned out all the lights when the tent building and doorpost painting was finished and they sat in their tents as I read the scripture. Oh, they also ate some unleavened bread (aka Oysterettes); however we had no lamb pseudo or otherwise.
The lesson focused on how the Israelites were in bondage to the Egyptians and how easily we can get in bondage. The class easily identified some modern bondages: alcohol, video games, Mountain Dew, cutting, television, smoking, drugs...... they got the concept!
I hope each of you reading this has "painted" the blood of Jesus on the "doorpost" of your home and your heart. Satan still comes to steal, kill, and destroy us and our families. Without the blood of Jesus we are helpless to defend ourselves. No other blood will do. He alone is our lamb without spot or blemish who has already atoned for our sins....all we have to do is acknowledge we have sinned and we need a Savior.
I would love to hear from you if you have done that or if you haven't, why you haven't!