Monday, April 9, 2012

A Busy, Blessed Week

Whew!  What an awesome week we have had.  Preparing for Passover and then the day finally arrived.  Such an awesome time to share God’s truth with our children.  After all, this is the only appointed time where God specifically talks about teaching your children. (Exodus 13) So, not only do they help with the physical preparations, resulting in a table like this,

They are a central part of our Passover celebration.

Part of our service is sacrificing the lamb (which we chose on the 10th day) as they did in Exodus.  Then we brush the (strawberry) blood on the doorpost.

We discuss the Passover in Exodus and Yeshua’s fulfillment of it.  We also take the bread (Mark 14:22) and wine (Matt 26:27-28)  as He instructed us. And we follow his example of washing one another’s feet. (John 13:1-7)

And, don’t forget celebration and dancing in thanks for what He has done for us.

And, we finish up this evening with physical food.

As if that isn’t enough, the next day is a commanded assembly.  So, we have the honor of meeting with family and friends.  We have time of fellowship.

And, of course, worship and dance.

And, once again, studying God’s  word together, late into the night.  And, this particular year, the first holy day led right into the weekly Sabbath.  So, we had a double Sabbath.  By that time, our cup was definitely overflowing.  HalleluYah!

As instructed in Leviticus 23, we took the time on the day after the Sabbath for the wave sheaf offering.  This year, we grew our own wheat. Actually, the chickens planted it and my daughter harvested and prepared it.  We used part of it for our wave sheaf and the rest was baked into our Passover bread. 

And, for a couple of days we are back to normal life.  Well, normal other than constantly baking almond bread to keep up with the demand.  And, before the week is up, we get one more appointed time with our Creator to celebrate the last Day of Unleavened Bread.

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