If you’re not ready by now, though, you probably planned not to celebrate. Even if you’re not joining a Seder this holiday, you can still observe the spirit of Passover. Take a moment each day this week to remember how God brought his people out of bondage with a strong arm. Some ideas:
- Eat some matza, the bread of our affliction, every day.
- Drink a bit of wine or grape juice every evening.
- Read the book of Exodus. If you read five chapters per day, you can complete it during the eight days of Passover. This makes a nice family project, if you read it together, too.
- Watch The Prince of Egypt. It’s not just for children.
- Before the Exodus, the LORD struck down the firstborn of all Egyptian homes. Hug your firstborn child, and pray for and bless all of your children.
- Send a Passover greeting. Write a note and pop it into the mail, or send an online greeting. Try 123 Greetings or Yahoo! Greetings.
- Go at least one day without eating chametz (food with leavening or yeast).
- Make a donation to a charity that supports freedom.
- Sing “Dayeinu” with a thankful heart. Hear it [HERE].
- Eat a store-bought or homemade Passover treat, like this apple-matza kugel recipe [HERE].
Yo, Christians! Did you know that the Last Supper that Jesus took with his disciples was a Passover seder? Find out more about the Jewish heritage of Jesus, and what the Passover looks like for followers of Jesus [HERE].
חג פסח שמח Chag Pesach Sameach! Have a happy Passover!
Copyright 2011, 2016, Kathryn A. Frazier, all rights reserved. Edited March, 11, 2016 to remove broken links.