Anciently, doorways represented an altar—a place dedicated to serving the god. When the Children of Israel offered the Pesach at the entrance to their homes, they confirmed a covenant agreement with God. Covenant agreements sealed a relationship between two parties through blood. It served as a reminder that the two would become one just as the animal was when it was alive. The blood from the animal was applied to the fours sides of the doorway in the same way the priests applied the blood of the Pesach lamb to the four sides of the altar in the Temple. At that point, one’s status changed from death to life. This teaching explores how that change of status allowed Israel to become a new creation and set a pattern for us.