Tuesday, March 30, 2010

G-d....why write it like that? and other questions

I have been asked numerous times why is the ""o" always missing when the words G-d or L-rd are written.

Basically its because Jews do not write the name G-d or L-rd. It has to do with the commandment about taking G-d's name in vain. It is believed that if the name was written on a piece of paper and the paper was crumpled, discarded, or destroyed it would be considered a sin.

I have applied it to my everyday writing in regards to a respect for our G-d.

1)Haroset---apples, honey, nuts, cinnamon to symbolize mortar of building the pyramid and the land of milk and honey

2)PARSLEY in salt water---salty tears shed
4)lamb shank---paschal lamb----for us Lamb of G-d
5)bitter herbs---bitterness of slavery and wandering in the desert 40 years

Read the Haggadah (the story of Exodus, 10 plagues, and Moses)

Take this time to find a way to celebrate Passover...Passover was being celebrated by our L-rd when he was breaking the bread with his disciples. Jes-s was a jew and well verses and practiced in the traditions. He fulfilled the Law.

Teaching our children about Passover teaches them another dimension of our Savior and places everything into one great whole. Check it out and enjoy.


"Whether or not a Christian celebrates Passover would be a matter of conscience for the individual Christian. Like all the Old Testament Jewish Feasts, the Passover Feast was a foreshadowing of Christ’s atoning work on the cross. Colossians 2:16-17 tells us that we should “let no one judge you in food or in drink, or regarding a festival or a new moon or Sabbaths, which are a shadow of things to come, but the substance is of Christ” (NKJV). Christians are no longer bound to observe the Passover feast the way the Old Testament Jews were, but they should not look down upon another believer who does or does not observe the Passover or other special Jewish days and feasts (Romans 14:5)."

"While it is not required for Christians to celebrate the Passover, it is beneficial to study it and could be beneficial to celebrate it if it leads to a greater understanding and appreciation for Christ’s death and resurrection. The Passover is a wonderful picture of Christ’s atonement for His people and His deliverance of us from the bondage of sin. That is something we should celebrate every day of our lives."

Whatever your choice learn about others and enjoy the celebration of our Savior's Resurrection and the fact he LIVES!