**Update the link about Easter (hope-of-Isreal) has a few "off" things that don't sit well with me. But it is still a launching point for more research so I am leaving it up-but wanted to add my commentary ;)

This past weekend was filled with celebration and love. I wish I had a million pictures to capture the moments. But, I don't. Here is one though. The children (and a few teen substitutes) are being the "10 plagues of Egypt". It was great! Just a small part of the overall evening, but amazing. The children acting out there part and overall just being TOO CUTE was great!

To celebrate Passover we got together with several other Christian families to teach our children about the Passover and God's traditions that are timeless and to be celebrated forever.

"So you shall observe the Feast of Unleavened Bread, for on this same day I will have brought your armies out of the land of Egypt. Therefore you shall observe this day throughout your generations as an everlasting ordinance." Exodus 12:17

EVERLASTING ORDINANCE sounds pretty official to me. Many other traditions have squeezed out some of the important traditions we should be teaching our children. I am thankful God has brought this truth to light before it is too late. Sharing this time with my older children now and grand children to come (someday) brings my heart delight!

I promise you, if you dare to look into it you will be SHOCKED about the origins of "Easter". I am still in the early stages but I am already reeling. I found this site today: http://www.hope-of-israel.org/easterfr.htm if you dare (not endorsing this site-just saying there is this and more out there). Now, I WILL say this. God knows the desire (and intent) of our hearts. I think that as we seek, God will show us the way. So if you hunt eggs, call it Easter, celebrate with rabbits everywhere I will not fall in line, but I will not condemn you either, because I was there.

We decorated for the party, put red ribbon around our door to symbolize the blood, checked for leaven in our home (a lesson on sin and how the Father removes it), were taught history, sang praise songs, ate, did the Lord's Supper and SO much more! I am looking forward to making this time the biggest holiday of our year. It is so full of teaching and lessons that benefit your entire year.

and FIRSTFRUIT's oh! wow! http://www.biblestudy101.org/proph/feasts3.html check this out! Resurrection Sunday is the Festival of Firstfruit's! One and the same-since the foundations this was God's plan... how crazy and miraculous is that!

**I have been interrupted and have to home school and have about a million (slight exaggeration) things to do, so I am moving on. So if this is left lacking... I am sorry. I need to remember to tell you all about my trip to Lifeway Christian Store looking for a book on biblical holidays. Great fun, and fruitless I tell you! Sad!

Two books we used in our preparations:


Rebecca said...

Looks like you all had a great time! I'll have to do a little research this week - looking forward to it.