Thursday, April 9, 2009


Today is the Jewish celebration of Passover. The Feast of Passover is a remembrance of the death angel passing over the homes of the Jews in captivity in Egypt. The Pharaoh and Moses had this debate going on who had the greater powers – God or the Pharaoh’s sorcerers. Moses was negotiating for the release of the Jews from Egyptian slavery. The last challenge was to let God’s people go or all the first-born would die. Pharaoh foolishly didn’t give in so the death angel came. God instructed the angel to pass over the doors of the homes where the doorposts had been painted with the blood of a sacrificial lamb. The first born in every home except those with the blood died on that day.

To the Christian, today is Maudy Thursday, a remembrance of Jesus last Passover supper with his disciples. He gave new meaning to Passover supper. Jesus was called the lamb of God whose blood was sacrificed so all could live. Christians celebrate the Lord’s supper with bread that represents Christ’s body and wine or grape juice representing His blood. The next day Jesus would be crucified on Good Friday. The greatest good ever done in all of history was done that Friday. He was the final sacrificial lamb

"Maundy" comes from the Latin word for "command." In the context of Maundy Thursday, it refers to the commandment Jesus gave us to love one another. Greater love has no man than this, that he lay down his life for his brother.

Our society is very fast pace, there’s always something to do. Slow down and reflect on your beliefs and the significance of today.

One of the great things about being my own boss is I can kick it into slow gear for a day of celebration and reflection if I choose.

Moving forward,

Jeff Roach

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