By Mary Vee
Moses called a meeting of all the Israelites. The people gathered after supper in a large open space. Moses climbed up on a rock to help everyone see him.
The people bowed their heads and worshiped the Lord then left to obey God's instructions.
Aaron and Moses walked side by side back to their home. "Tonight's the night, Moses? We're finally leaving this place?"
"Yes. The Lord said we'll leave after this next plague."
They joined the other Hebrew families choosing a male lamb without blemish. Aaron pointed to a lamb. "I think this one will do, it's a male yearling about the right size for our family, and I don't see any blemishes." After Aaron chose the lamb, he and Moses took it to their home for dinner.
"Soon. I expect Pharaoh will call for us yet tonight."
"What will our new home be like?"
Moses smiled. "We will harvest our crops and have plenty to feed our animals. We will live in our own homes and worship the Lord in freedom."
Aaron leaned on his staff. "What if some Egyptians took a perfect yearling lamb, cooked it over fire and painted their doorposts with the blood. Do you think God would save them?"
Moses nodded. "God is just. He gave Pharaoh many chances before hardening his heart."
"I suppose we'll find out tonight if any did."
1. What was Aaron and Moses waiting to happen?
2. What name did God give this special night?
3. Why did God ask the Israelites to eat this special meal on this night?
4. What kind of lamb did the families have to get?