May your Passover with family and friends be a peaceful and joyful celebration. Chag Pesach Sameach—Happy Passover!
The first time I saw a sukkah, the prospect of “camping” when most families had packed and stored their gear for the winter filled me with longing!
The momentous 24-hour event of Yom Kippur draws attention to God’s provision for the annual covering of Israel’s national sin. A profound message, however, is embedded in the ancient ritual for all who live in the 21st century.
May the year 5778 be filled with abundant blessing and peace!
All who espouse a Judeo-Christian worldview must be aware of not just the traditional significance ascribed to the sounding of the shofar on Rosh Hashanah, but the biblical relevance to life in the 21st century.
As you celebrate Pentecost Sunday, take a moment to consider what the indwelling ministry of the Holy Spirit means to you, to the success of your local church and your responsibility to impact the world.
Count fifty days to the day after the seventh Sabbath; then you shall offer a new grain offering to the LORD. You shall bring from your dwellings two wave loaves of two-tenths of an ephah. They shall be of fine flour; they shall be baked with leaven. They are the firstfruits to the LORD.
And the descendants of the captivity kept the Passover on the fourteenth day of the first month.
Recounting God’s provision in the wilderness, coming to Israel’s defense against enemies and providing the Davidic Dynasty to furnish leadership for the nation, the 78th psalm provides vital instruction to future generations.
That the Jewish people have carefully adhered to God’s requirements to communicate the message of Passover to successive generations authenticates the historic event that marked the founding of the nation of Israel.