Friday, April 10, 2009

Celebrating the Lamb of God - a Seder meal

As part of our Holy week celebrations, we decided to try something new. I have always wanted to learn more about the significance of the foods prepared and served at a Seder (a traditional Passover meal) , so last night we hosted one. As I have shared before, I desire to be very purposeful in how we raise our children and this was another opportunity to learn some new things.Of course this was my idea but that meant that Chuck also had to do some preparing too. He had to learn what the different foods were called and explain what they represent. We both spent some time reading and learning about the Passover and the Seder meal. This was a first for me to prepare lamb and roasted egg and bitter herb. Here is a picture of our Seder plate.We had invited some friends over who were also interested in learning more. This sweet Christian family is part of the Kidmo team (where Chuck works). I have really enjoyed getting to know them and I am grateful for the friendship. We look forward to being an encouragement and support to them as they bring their new daughter home from Africa this year.
It was a neat time of focusing on God's faithfulness and how He saved His people and remembering the night that the angel passed over those homes with the lamb's blood. And without the sacrifice of the lamb they were not saved. What a special night to be reminded that Christ is the Lamb of God. We remember how His body was broken and His blood was shed in order to save. During this Good Friday, I long to focus on God's amazing love.

Amazing love, how can it be?
That you my King would die for me.

8 comments:

ScienceGeek said...

Very cool.

Susan said...

Glad for a meaningful passover meal as well as new friends. Did you make or buy the matzah sp? bread? How was the lamb?

Annie said...

We did this for a few wonderful years. I'm not able to be the key person since I am responsible for so many things in the church services of Holy Week, so when our friends moved to Texas our Sedar Meal went with them....but it is a lovely tradition.

Karen said...

That is so great..... if I was closer I so would have wanted to be part of this celebration.
I am so proud of you for following through with your desire to make holidays more meaningful!!

Christy said...

Now you will have to try a traditional passover meal! It's one of my favorites, except for the fish that is!

Permission to Mother said...

Your Seder looks so nice! I am impressed with your comittment to keep up with the holidays. I posted about our Seder.

Lee and Bev said...

Precious Lamb of Glory, God's most wondrous story! Heart of God's redemption of man, glory to the Lamb, He's the great "I AM," Worship the Lamb of Glory!

Smith Schoolhouse said...

i definitely want to do this one day but it hasn't yet been the right season for us. maybe next year.