If you had only one word to describe Passover, what would it be; the beginning of the year for Jews, unleavened bread, roasted lamb, blood on the door post maybe death of the first born, freedom, what would it be?
For me the word is “Remember”. Remember where you were and what you have been delivered from. The sober alcoholic understands that as dose the unshackled drug addict. Have you ever considered why the sober alcoholic still refers to himself as an alcoholic?
He calls himself an alcoholic because that is what he is and it is only by the grace of G-D that he is sober. What has the L-RD delivered you from, what is your Egypt, what was your house of bondage, do you remember?
If we remember where we have come from we will be more appreciative of where we are today. When I remember the day I was brought out of my Egypt how can I not stop to thank G-D one more time.
Sometimes we forget where we were before or deliverance and when we do that we tend to treat other with out the same grace and mercy that was shown to us on out first Passover, on the day G-D lead us out of bondage.
I thankful for Passover because it teaches me to “remember”. I need to be reminded “you shall not oppress a stranger, for you know the heart of a stranger, because you were strangers in the land of Egypt.”
This Passover take the time to Remember where you have been, what things once held you in bondage, remember your deliverance by the mighty hand of the L-RD.
HAG PESACH SAMEACH