The unleavened bread shows the haste of the people's leaving. The bitter herbs reflect the bitterness of slavery. Savory chutney has a mortar-like texture, reminiscent of the brick-making and hard labor in Egypt. Red wine embodies joy. Most importantly, the roasted lamb, sacrificed before the meal, illustrates redemption. Paul explicitly called Christ "our Passover lamb" (1Cor. 5:7). When Jesus shared the "Last Supper" with His disciples, it was the Passover meal that He ate and transformed into the "Lord's Supper" celebrated in our churches today (Luke 22:7-20).
Today in the Word, July 2003, p.30