On the way home from Eilat today.
I always enjoy driving through the Negev (desert in Southern Israel) and seeing the trees and other growth in the area. Above are some date palms. There are also a couple of wineries near Eilat! While in Eilat, we were able to tape several videos, including my new Biblically Inspired Life discussion about Isaac and Rebecca. Baruch and I enjoy doing the videos together. We have some good laughs while taping.
We made it home in time for Baruch to record 2 more radio shows for our San Diego area show. Tomorrow night begins the Seventh Day of the Festival of Unleavened Bread and it is called a Holy Convocation. This is mentioned in Exodus 13:6 and Leviticus 23:8. It is treated as a “High Sabbath” or “Yom Tov”. As the Scripture states, there is to be no work done on that day. The Seudat HaMashiach is celebrated on this day (the 21st day of Nisan). There is no set order for the meal, but one drinks wine or grape juice and eats matzot . Here is a quote from a Hasidic writing. “The last day of Pesach is our festival commemorating the final redemption, when the Holy One, Blessed be He, will redeem us from the last exile through our righteous Moshiach, who is the final redeemer. The first day of Pesach is Moshe Rabbeinu’s festival; the last day of Pesach is Moshiach’s festival.”
It is very interesting that we, as believers, know of the connection between Passover and the redemptive work of Messiah Yeshua on the cross.
You might consider observing this special meal tomorrow night and doing your own Seudat HaMashiach on Friday afternoon.
We are looking forward to our friends from Australia (who are also our Australasia Team) coming to our home Friday night for dinner. We appreciate all that they do for us and for LoveIsrael.org and we look forward to them being back in the Land and with us. On Shabbat, we will have our conference organisers from San Diego and their family with us for lunch, along with some long-time friends from Colorado and Jerusalem.
Our tour begins on Monday evening. I plan to bring you along with us as I blog each day of the trip as I did last year!