Thursday, April 5, 2012
We're preparing for the celebration of the resurrection this weekend. Gathering the items for the seder dinner, reading the story, humming the hymns. There's a helpful guide for a Seder dinner on Ann Voskamp's website...along with some other great ideas and resources. Just wanted to share:)
We raise glasses and toast. And there’s the answer as to why we keep Passover.
Keeping Passover isn’t about keeping laws and regulations.
Keeping Passover isn’t about keeping our burdens.
Keeping Passover isn’t about keeping some empty, meaningless customs.
On the night of four questions, the answer murmur clear in the stream of time: Keeping Passover is about keeping our way on The Way.
Passover is about keeping something worth preserving: emblems pregnant with the fulfillment of the New Covenant.
Passover is about the questions that keep time to the beat of our children’s heart:
Why am I here?
What does all of this living really mean?
Where am I headed?
When will I be all that I am to be?
And this story, His story, His three-thousand-year-old Passover story has answers, told on a quiet evening in spring when the trees are budding under nesting birds.
When all the rivers run alive and swift and on forever, free…