Little Wife On the Prairie

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Saturday, April 3, 2010

Pesach Seder

My family and I, since September, have been part of a group in our church that is studying the Torah. Now the Torah is a Jewish text. It is fundamental to the Jewish faith. But it is also fundamental to the Christian faith in being the very word of God and the first five books in our Bible. In studying Torah and the Jewish foundations of our faith, we have discovered the Feasts of the Lord. These are times during the year that the Lord has set apart for certain purposes. This time of year is set apart for the Passover or Pesach and the Feast of Unleavened Bread. Though thought of as a "Jewish thing", it was commanded by God to be celebrated every year as a remembrance of the Israelites deliverance from Egypt. To believers of Messiah, the Pesach is a time for us remember His sacrifice on the cross. Both were miracles of God and both are salvation stories. To attend a Messianic Pesach Seder is to understand how beautifully and completely the Old Testament foreshadowed and prophesied of Messiah. If you ever have a chance to attend one, I would recommend it! This is the 3rd one we have been to and it just gets better every year! Here are some pictures.

3 of my babies at the Pesach table.
Looking down one of the tables during the seder

My sweet boys wearing kippahs or head coverings worn during special times of prayer.

Our sweet Pastor Roman teaching us the way of our Messiah. The washing of feet.

Dipping the parsley/cilantro into the saltwater.

The children reading the four questions. Jolie got to read!

Asher eating the bitter herb. (horseradish!!!)

I know they look sweet as heck but watch out!!!! (Zaddok and Judah)

They got to check for Elijah but ran to the wrong door so I was not prepared for the pic! BTW, he wasn't there.

That was just a peak into our night last night!


jeana said...

I LOVE this! There is just so much to learn! We did stuff like this at home with the boys, but this seem like it would be so nice.

mamadrama said...

Jeana, we will have you guys over for a Sabbath (Shabbat) meal some Friday. We are new to this but we would be willing to answer what we could! It is pretty amazing what we have missed!