"When I see the blood, I will pass over you." (Exodus 12:13)
My own sight of the precious blood is for my comfort; but it is the Lord's sight of it
which secures my safety. Even when I am unable to behold it, the Lord looks at it and
passes over me because of it. If I am not so much at ease as I ought to be, because my
faith is dim, yet I am equally safe because the Lord's eye is not dim, and He sees the
blood of the great Sacrifice with steady gaze. What a joy is this!
The Lord sees the deep inner meaning, the infinite fullness of all that is meant by the
death of His dear Son. He sees it with restful memory of justice satisfied and all His
matchless attributes glorified. He beheld creation in its progress and said, "It is
very good"; but what does He say of redemption in its completeness? What does He say
of the obedience even unto death of His well-beloved Son? None can tell His delight in
Jesus, His rest in the sweet savor which Jesus presented when He offered Himself without
spot unto God.
Now rest we in calm security. We have God's sacrifice and God's Word to create in us a
sense of perfect security. He will, He must, pass over us, because He spared not our
glorious Substitute. Justice joins hands with love to provide everlasting salvation for
all the blood-besprinkled ones.