The Lord has been speaking to me as I prepare lesson plans for next year.
I never expected it. But I should have.
When we seek, we find.
In creating my own history curriculum, I was seeking something better. I was seeking wisdom and understanding straight from the Source.
I told you I have been reading Assumptions that Affect Our Lives by Christian Overman. The entire book addresses the Greek-infused assumptions we live our lives under and how important it is to view the world from a Hebrew point of view…a God-infused point of view. There is no way I could fully convey to you how important this book is. I could not even begin to touch the surface of the depth of this book. Profound, it is.
As I have sought out resources to give my children for next year’s study of Creation through Ancient Rome, I decided to include an in-depth survey of the Old Testament. As part of that depth, I began using Robin Sampson’s book (from HeartofWisdom.com) A Family Guide to the Biblical Holidays.
While there are a few things in Biblical Holidays I am not entirely certain of, that does not take away from the fact that this book brought me to a much richer, deeper understanding of Scripture and God’s plans for us from the beginning of Creation. It solidified my belief that the Bible is not merely a handbook on how to live our lives, but that every Word within it’s pages, from front to back, point to Christ. Studying the Biblical holidays with your children will bring them to a profound understanding of Scripture. I am excited to share what I am learning with them.
In fact, I was planning on waiting until next year to teach my children about the feasts, but with Passover right there, I could not help but take the opportunity to share with my children the exciting message of the Passover. Yes, they had heard it many times before, but not like this. Monday night we shared Passover with new friends. I brought out my Pesach plate from Jerusalem (the one shown above). We remembered what the Lord had done for the Israelites. What He has done for us. I was humbled.
The Angel of Death passed over the homes of the Israelites not because they asked Him to, but because they accepted God’s authority and humbly obeyed Him.
I did not ask Jesus into my heart. I am not capable of something that heroic.
Christ did not die for me because I asked Him to. None are righteous. No, not one.
not even me.
Christ paid it all. No longer is the passover lamb needed. No longer must I trek the wilderness.
I did not ask for this. I did not deserve this. But I accept this…
He is my Authority.
He is my Redeemer.
He is worthy of my wholehearted obedience.
I could never do this on my own. I could never be good enough. I could never right all the wrongs.
He loved me anyway.