As we enter into the holy days for Jews and Christians, it is important to reflect on their meaning especially this year with Ukraine feeling the brunt of Putin’s drive to depose its government. These are perilous times; the threat of another world war is not implausible and each decision our leaders make is critical. Passover and Easter are a time for reflection.
Passover celebrates the Exodus – the liberation of Israelites from slavery in Egypt, after 430 years, when the angel of God passed over the houses of Israelites and saved them. Their faith sustained them throughout their bondage and each year during Passover they remember that it was the angel of God who saved them.
Easter celebrates the risen Christ – who suffered and died nailed to a cross on Good Friday to atone for our sins. Jesus, was born in our likeness, lived on earth as we do, suffered and ultimately gave His life for us, to let us know that He loves us and no matter how dark the world may be, He will not abandon us.
This is the message of Passover and Easter; remembering the goodness of God and doing our best to reflect His goodness, doing so will make the world a better and safer place.
As Ronald Reagan said “If we ever forget that we’re one nation under God, then we will be one nation gone under.”
Wishing you and your family a blessed Easter and Passover.