April 5, 2004

[Seder plate]An interesting aspect of our home group is that the leadership is quite organic and fluid. Last night, one of our members initiated and led a Seder, the Passover meal — a great way to begin Holy Week. The kids were real troopers, since none of us knew that the service would take that long. Interesting bits:

A child asks the Four Questions, beginning with the summary question, “Why is this night different from any other night?” In The Passion, Mary Magdelene asks Mary the mother of Jesus this same question.

Three matzos are presented. The middle one is broken, hidden, then recovered. For thousands of years, the Jews have carried on a practice that seems to be prophetic, pointing to the death, burial and resurrection of the second member of the Trinity.

Jon Reid

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As an American missionary kid who grew up in Japan, I'm a child of two cultures, while not fully belonging to either. This gives me a sightly different view of the world.

2 responses to Seder

  1. Jon, our church has a passover sedar every year and my kids LOVE it! Yes the passover feast has many prophetic messages. I’m glad you found it meaningful.

  2. We went to a Passover Seder last year put on by one of our sister churches – a Messianic Jewish congregation… It was very meaningful to see the rituals performed every year by the Jewish people, and know how our Lord fulfilled the prophecies… I also am glad you enjoyed it 🙂