JOHN STONESTREET WITH MARIA BAER – Friday 10 Apr 2020
It doesn’t happen every year, but this year it did. Yesterday, Maundy Thursday fell on the first full day of the Jewish Passover. What makes this an especially poignant convergence is that the meal we remember every Maundy Thursday, which the disciples shared with Jesus on the Thursday of Holy Week, was the Passover Seder.
The roots of the Christian faith are, of course, Jewish. The God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob is the Father of Jesus. Of course, followers of Jesus are no longer bound to the Old Testament requirement to observe Passover. In fact, Jesus Himself replaced the command for God’s people to observe Passover with a “new command,” to remember His body broken for us and His blood shed for us.
Still, there’s so much beauty here in the Passover.
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