living and learning … passover :)

April 9, 2012

our plans for this weekend changed, and it turned out … beautifully!

we were planning to go to our dear friend’s for passover last night, but there was illness in their family and i didn’t feel comfortable taking any chances having our fam exposed. i was so sorry to miss being with them and celebrating.

instead, we met my mom, brother and grandma for evening service at church … it was a blessing {and josiah’s first time ever in nursery which was initially *great* until my number flashed in the sanctuary and i ran to  my sobbing boy, who had just realized mama was gone }.

this morning, i made a special, fun (decadent!) breakfast for us and lay josiah down for his morning nap. i felt inspired to have us read the passover story and then some scripture about our passover Lamb. i found passages, wrote them on fun little scraps of paper, and maddie set the table.

as we sat to eat, hubby opened the Word and began to read. that was the start of over an hour of amazing teaching, learning, and discussion!! it was such a blessing.

my beloved is such a gifted teacher, and reads through each verse of scripture carefully, pausing to discuss meaning and context. when words were read that maddie couldn’t define, hubby would say, “if only there was a book with definitions,” (an inside family joke that is usually met with an exaggerated groan as maddie reaches for the dictionary! this morning, she searched definitions on the laptop sitting behind her).

we walked through remembering the reason for the passover (exodus 12:1-16) and the following 7 days of the feast of unleavened bread. when hubby asked maddie about the significance of the 7 days and she wasn’t immediately sure, he turned to genesis … and had her read the first chaper through chapter 2:2. every sentence was discussed, chewed on and analyzed. new insights were realized.

we then returned to the passover account and finally, hubby turned to the story of the last supper … in which Jesus was celebrating passover (mark 14:12). we read through the entire account of that supper … Jesus, our servant example; the disciples, arguing over who was better and denying any would betray.

it was so good, to be in the Words as a family, and to remember the faithfulness of our Father.  we were reminded and challenged again about keeping His celebrations and holy days.

get rid of the old yeast that you may be a new batch without yeast – as you really are. for Christ, our Passover lamb, has been sacrificed.” 1 corinthians 5:7

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One Response to “living and learning … passover :)”

  1. mamaweeks Says:

    I love this!
    Don’t you just love it when you can dig into the Word and feed your soul, just like we feed our bodies? But with no restraint:)
    We celebrated our first Passover this year (http://ablessedseason.blogspot.com/2012/04/passover.html) and I kept getting choked up…so emotional…over ALL of it.


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