And they shall take [some] of the blood and put it on the two doorposts and on the lintel…And the blood will be for you for a sign upon the houses where you will be, and I will see the blood and skip over you….

It came to pass on that very day, that the L‑rd took the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt with their legions…this day will be for you as a memorial. (Exodus 12:7, 13, 51.)

The Jewish people begin their journey out of the darkness of Egypt at the first light of dawn. The red frame conveys the blood on their doorposts; a sign of protection from the last plague which brought death to the Egyptian firstborns. Darkness hangs above the people as the night sky is slowly transformed by daybreak. The figures seem to be moving quickly towards the light which guides them to freedom. We sense the poignancy of the moment. The Jewish people have made this journey from darkness into light over and over since this first exodus.