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Its Friday but Sunday is Coming

April 14, 2006

Tonight we will have our second passover celebration. There was a time when that would have seem beyond weird to me. And there are parts that still seem forigen to me. But no more foriegn than things I am used to doing every Sunday would seem to others.

There is a beauty in connecting to the ancient celebration and the youngest amoung us asking the four questions.

I wonder if there was a child in that upper room that asked these questions? Or was John the young one and asked?

why is this night different than any other night?

+On all other nights we may eat either leavened or unleavened bread; but on this night why only unleavened bread

+On all other nights we eat herbs of any kind; but on this night why only bitter herbs?

+On all other nights we do not dip our herbs even once; but on this night why do we dip them twice?

+On all other nights we eat our meals sitting; but on this night wy do we eat in a reclining position?

We will take the four cups during the telling. I can’t help but go to that upper room as we partake in the telling.

+ The cup of sancification and belessing [Kiddush]

+The cup of the Ten Plagues

+ The cup of Redemption, the cup of blessing

+ The cup of Elijah (the special cup)

+ The cup of Praise and Completion

blessed art Thou, O Lord Our God, Ruler of the universe, Creator of the fruit of the vine.

Much of the telling is not just remembering but of anticipating. It Good Friday and it looked like all was lost. But Sunday was coming.

O Pure One in heaven above, restore the congregation of Israel in Your love, and bring them to the knowledge and love of the everlasting Redeemer, Y’shua, the Anointed one, King of Kings, Lord of Lords. For before Hime every knee will bow and every tounge confess, Jesus Christ is Lord. And we will be with Him in the New Jerusalem. He will be our God andwe will be His people forever and ever.

And everyone says: Next Year in Jerusalem!

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. April 14, 2006 5:42 pm

    Amen.

    So be it.

    Next year in the NEW Jerusalem, if God so wills.

    May it be so.

    And Amen.

  2. April 16, 2006 3:20 pm

    Amen, Dee.

    It has been a long time since John & I celebrated Passover with the meal and all. It was so special, and I am thinking about starting it up again next year with our girls.

    Have you seen the resurrection eggs? I was sceptical at first of the concept. Seems rather cheesy to me. But they really are neat and a kid-friendly way to share the real Easter story.

    Bunnies are great, but you know.

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