Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Bridging the Gap Between Resurrection Sunday and Passover

Mind the Gap by Sideways Sarah
CC BY-ND 4.0
“This is a day you are to commemorate; for the generations to come you shall celebrate it as a festival to the Lord—a lasting ordinance.” Exodus 12:14 NIV

Growing up Christian, I rarely understood Judaism and its significance to my faith until my friend, Laurie, invited me to her bas-mitzvah (a Jewish confirmation ceremony). Listening to her read from the Torah, it finally clicked…Jesus was Jewish.
The rich, Old Testament history my mother and Sunday school teachers had taught me came alive that day. And, truth be told, I secretly wished I’d been born Jewish; not because I wanted to trade-in my Christian faith, but rather, because Judaism added depth and significance to my faith in Christ.

While Resurrection Sunday comes early this year (March 27th) almost a month prior to Passover (April 22-30th), Passover still provides us rich opportunities to bridge God’s Old Testament plan of salvation with God’s New Testament plan of salvation for our children. 

(Pssst...I'm sharing over at Christian Children's Authors blog today. Click here for links to the kids activities).