Volume 11 

March 2013

Issue 3

Published by Central Church of Christ Women
Editor: Cathy Sifuentez


     March is indeed a busy time for Jewish women. Three short weeks and Passover begins for Jews the world over.

     Since the time of Moses, Jews have celebrated the Exodus by eating a Passover meal. So much to do in preparation of the meal.

      While Passover lasts seven days, the meal is the most notable of events. On the family table is food that links the celebrants to the horrifying events that convinced Pharaoh to free the Israelites. Traditional food with symbolic meaning is placed on the table.

      As the meal is eaten, the history of the Exodus and God’s salvation of His chosen people is told. The meal is also designed to pique the curiosity of children and to encourage them to ask questions.

      Every aspect of Passover serves to remind the Jews, “You are a people holy to the Lord your God. Out of all the people on the face of the earth, The Lord has chosen you to be his treasured possession.” Deut. 14:2  



      While we, as wives and mothers, no longer fulfill the duty of preparation of a Passover meal, it is ours to prepare and entrust our children of our Passover Lamb, Jesus Christ.

      Easter baskets, colored eggs and new clothes certainly fall short of presentations of what the Passover, the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ messages to the world.

      In our preparations for Easter Sunday, let us not forget our focus needs more attention to the Passover celebrated by Jesus that established the remembrance of his broken body and shed blood—than the symbols of Spring is about to bloom.

      “…the angel said to the woman, “Do not be afraid; I know that you are looking for Jesus who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen…go quickly and tell…” Matt. 28:5-7

     Ours is to tell, teach and write on the hearts of our children and anyone who has ears to hear---Do Not Be Afraid—He is Risen! ---

Go and Tell!

Linda Haines