Friday, April 10, 2009

Last Night's Seder Meal

Last night was the first Passover Seder that we have hosted in our home in the States (Lori and I did host one in Santiago de Compostela with our friends there). We invited a small group of close friends from the NW suburbs to join us in this special celebration this year.

If you have never had the chance to participate in a Messianic Seder meal then I would highly recommend it. It follows the Jewish Seder traditions and explains the foods, the symbols and the meaning of the meal to the Hebrews in Egypt. It also connects the dots to the "last supper" or Seder meal that Jesus hosted for his disciples in Jerusalem shortly before his crucifiction. When linked to the full Jewish history there is a palpable excitement in the air as you glimpse the ancient meal through the various windows of Biblical history.

Baruk atah adonai, Elohainu, melech ha'olam
(Blessed are you Lord, our God, king of the universe)