Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Passover

I know passover was on Saturday, but on Sunday evening, Colette, my parents and I went to a passover sader. The event was at our church and was put on by a great guy named Steve who happens to be Jewish and is much in touch with his Jewish side. Anyway the main purpose of the event was to celebrate passover in a traditional Jewish sense but also to show how the passover pointed to Jesus. The food was great, we brought a bunch and they also provided matzoh ball soup. It's delicious if you don't know. We read a little, danced a little, ate a little, and sang a little.

The part (about Jesus) that stuck out most to me was this...At the beginning-ish of the celebration, the leader of the passover takes a "bag" with three pockets in it each one containing a piece of matzoh. (There is some question as far as what the three pockets stand for, but the sake of this we will say, "The Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit"). Taking out the middle piece of matzoh, or the Son, he breaks into two pieces. The larger piece he wraps up in cloth and hides somewhere in the room to be found later for a prize. The other piece he puts back in the "bag." The thing that makes this even more cool is the appearance of matzoh. First the matzoh has a bunch of holes poked through it (think saltine crackers). After it is cooked it has a stripped appearance. So get ready for this...

The matzoh (which Jesus later identified as his body) is pierced, stripped, broken, wrapped in cloth, hidden for a short while and to the person who finds it they are given a prize.

I thought that was interesting.

1 comment:

Kristin said...

That was really cool imagery. I literally got goose bumps.... and to think that a story about a matzo ball would do that...