As you can see in the pictures, it’s very simple: basically just a long piece of red cloth draped over the door frame. My kids and I hang it together about a month before Passover, and take it down after the Feast of Unleavened Bread. The Gospel should be at the forefront of our minds and hearts, but sometimes a little physical reminder, especially at the time leading up to Passover, is useful.
We are to approach Passover with circumcised hearts, prepared and clean to have this important date with the Creator.
As the Feast draws near, a physical “decoration” can be a powerful tool to remind not only our children, but ourselves, of this most important truth. But this cloth that represents the blood of the perfect, sinless Lamb, is much more than a decoration.
As you hang the red cloth that represents the blood, remind your family that each time they walk through it, or see it, they can be visually reminded that just as the Israelites were redeemed when the blood of the lamb allowed death to pass over their home, that we are redeemed by the blood of the Lamb, Yeshua, who allowed eternal death to pass over us. Another benefit of hanging the red cloth is that anyone who visits my home during feast time asks me about it.
You may use more or less fabric, depending on how big your doorway is, and how close to the ground you want it drape. Measure your doorway to be exact, and add a few extra inches to allow for some hanging “swag” at the top if you want. You can use plain old nails and hammer, or picture hangers, or even those Command Strips that can be removed. I used rubber bands to make my fabric fit on my nails and hang nicely.
The correct placement took some trial and error, but it didn’t take long to have it hanging how we wanted, with equal amounts draping down either side of the door. I can make some sort of fabric cover, bow or something to tie over the rubber bands so they don’t show. If you don’t want to buy fabric or ribbon, just color some cardboard or paper red with crayons or markers and tape it up. A sign of sorts could be added across the top with a Bible verse or a feast greeting.
Enjoy and have a blessed Passover meal to celebrate the Savior, friends!