Chag Sameach and Happy Easter!!!
Some people view Easter and Passover as 2 separate celebrations by 2 separate faiths.
Passover is the Jewish rememberance of God’s salvation and deliverance of the people of Israel from the slavery and bondage of Egypt. It is observed to remember that solemn evening where the blood of an unblemished lamb saved a people from the angel of death that had come to destroy the firstborn of all of Egypt.
Easter is what is observed in the Christian faith. While clouded by many unfounded traditions, at its heart is the rememberance and celebration of a solemn evening where the blood of an unblemished lamb (Jesus, Yeshua) saved us from that dark angel of death, which is sin, that seeks to destroy every man.
I find no separation between the two events and desire to celebrate this weekend with both my fellow gentile friends and my dear Jewish ones. This weekend is a celebration of life! Life that was given to us by God through the sacrifice of a spotless lamb. There can be no separation of the two events for one is the fulfillment of the other.
So happy Easter to all who celebrate and Chag Sameach to all of my Jewish friends celebrating Pesach (Passover)!
P.S. There is a song that is sung during Jewish passover celebrations called Dayenu. Dayenu essentially means “It would have been enough”. It is a song that looks back and remembers all of the Great works that God has done for His people. The text speaks of events such as their deliverance from Egypt and the parting of the Red Sea stating that if God had delivered them from the hands of the Egyptians but not parted the Red Sea it would have been enough.
I have taken that theme and have written a song to remember, ultimately, that if today were to be my last that everything God has done for me would be enough.