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Easter and Passover

March 30th, 2013 at 09:16 pm

If you think religion is a fairy tale of imaginary sky friends, you should probably skip this post.

No matter one's religion, I think this time of year is ideal for a "Springtime Thanksgiving." Whether you believe G-d passed over the true believers in preparation for their deliverance from Pharaoh or that Christ was risen and cleansed us of our sins, I think this particular time of year is a good time to assess where you are in your life and give thanks where they are deserved.

I'm truly blessed by a loving family, good health, a good job, and a good life. Thanks, God. I couldn't have done anything without Your help. I'm doing "better than I deserve."

If you're interested in languages, you might find it interesting that Pasqua (Italian for Easter) and Pesach (Hebrew name for Passover) are derived from the same root. Yet the two words commemorate totally different events, unless you want to speculate that deliverance from Pharaoh and deliverance from sin are somehow the same lesson in different forms.

If only Burt Reynolds hadn't done that movie, we might be able to have a common holiday called "Deliverance."

Cue the Banjo music.

2 Responses to “Easter and Passover”

  1. rob62521 Says:

    Happy Easter! Glad you have many blessings in your life.

  2. mimipaula1 Says:

    Thank you for this post. I, too, have more than I can say grace over, as the old-timers said in days gone by. I can only attribute this to the fact that God is loving and giving. I cannot praise Him enough for the kindness He has shown to me! Jesus is RISEN--Halleleujah!

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