This week's parasha is central to the Judeo-Christian faith and in it we see all the major themes we have studied so far come together: the Seed, the Firstborn, the Cross, Creation and - of course - the Passover as an eternal reality. We study the 10 plagues of Egypt as a systematic process of de-creation or un-creation where the people of Egypt experience a reversal of creation while the Hebrew people experience a re-creation. Finally we meditate on the instruction of the "First-born" in Egypt and in Israel focusing on how all of this pertains to the Ultimate First Born - our Lord Jesus Christ.
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