The Seder Meal
Last night our church had a Seder Meal, which is a Jewish festival that marks the beginning of Passover. It was a 1st time experience for me. Seder is a ritual that brings the family and community together. It is a time during which the liberation of the Israelites from slavery in ancient Egypt is remembered (we know it as the book of Exodus). As Pastor Bergman explained each step of the ritual the connection between the Gospel and this ancient tradition became so evident to everyone that was present. God’s work is amazing – to weave the story of redemption into a ritual that is carried from generation to generation for thousands of years bringing the family and community together. We all have our own story of liberation from slavery in sin that also will be carried from generation to generation. For me the Holy Communion will never be the same… it was at a Seder Meal that Jesus performed the 1st Holy Communion with His disciples.
In the past month we’ve been walking with Jesus in the Wilderness. It was a time during which we reflected on His 40 days of fasting and temptation. We studied the Scripture and learned that putting on the Armor of God means putting on Jesus. This Holy Week as we approach Easter Sunday may we spend some time pondering the wonder of His sacrifice. Jesus is the Life, the Word, the Bread, the Lamb that set us free from slavery to sin. God’s blessings to you and your families as you celebrate the Risen Christ.
“Then we Your people, the sheep of Your pasture, will praise You forever; from generation to generation we will recount Your praise.” Ps 79:13
Walk with God and glorify His name.
My prayer is that this will be a place where you find hope and nourishment for your soul.
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