Happy Passover My Jewish Readers/Followers!
We love you here at DA Weddings and bless you on this special day!
What is Passover?
For those of you unfamiliar with Jewish history and tradition, Passover was instituted the night before the Israelites fled from Egypt. God through Moses instructed the people to take one spotless male lamb (sheep or goat) per household on the tenth day of the first month, slay it at twilight on the fourteenth day, then take the blood which was shed and place it on the door post and lentil of the house. Then the families were to eat the roasted lamb along with the unleavened bread and bitter herbs. Anything that was left over was to be burned up. They were to eat in haste for the on the morrow, the Lord would–and did–deliver them from their captive of 400 years.
Why the slain lamb and the blood you may ask? Because that night, the Lord Himself would go through the land of Egypt and slay all the first born from the livestock to the house of Pharaoh. The very gods of Egypt would be attacked and punished. And it goes on to say this, “Now the blood shall be a sign for you on the houses where you are. And when I see the blood, I will Pass Over you; and the plague shall not be on you to destroy you when I strike the land of Egypt” (Exodus 12:13, emphasis mine). The blood covered and protected the children of Israel and this is why our Jewish brothers and sisters celebrate.
What is Good Friday
Now many of you are probably Christian or at least were raised with a Christian background and you probably celebrate Good Friday. But did you know that Good Friday is the just “updated” version of or “new edition” of Passover? That same momentous day is when Jesus had the famed Last Supper with His disciples. It was also the same day that He was arrested, taken illegally into custody, and began His suffering in our stead. In essence, He became the Ultimate Passover Lamb. Another precious animal would never have to have it’s blood spilt for us because Christ made the ultimate sacrifice.
The prophet Isaiah told us that “He was led as a lamb to the slaughter” (53:7) and “But He was wounded for our transgressions,
He was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement for our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed” (53:5). His Blood is the blood that covers us, our homes, and our families! It purchased the us in spite of our sins, wrong doing, and denial of Him. And it is this same blood that protects us from all hurt, harm, and danger when we need it most. Jesus died for each and everyone one of use–whether we accept Him or not–and on that glorious Sunday morning three days later rose again! Good Friday indeed!
Jewish Wedding Theme
I did not begin this blog with the intention of preaching and I’m sure you will all excuse me. Hopefully you enjoyed this post. And if not, here’s the Jewish wedding theme you’ve been waiting for!
Happy Good Friday, Passover, & Easter!