We are reminded time and time again of our redemption in Egypt…
How we traveled together through the desert to the Promised Land…
How Your might and strength kept us together during the journey…
We still find ourselves, though, on this journey.
Lord, help us to find our own strength, our own might.
God, stay with us as we strive together for redemption every day.
יהוה, we need the reminder even when we do not realize.
Adonai, the journey seems to never end.
Redemption – freeing from shackles of slavery of all kinds,
Redemption – realizing our freedom, perhaps for the very first time,
Redemption – our time to remember all You have done for us,
Redemption – will we truly remember this year?
We celebrate Passover together as family to ensure we are not alone.
We open our door, not only for Elijah, but for anyone who needs to enter.
While we remember our freedom, do we recognize those who are still in need?
While we think about our redemption, do we understand those who are not redeemed?
Passover is a time for celebration; we should not forget.
Passover is a time for realization; we should not overlook.
Pesach is a time for family; we should not forget the orphan or the widow.
Pesach is a time for sacrifice; we should not overlook those who have nothing.
Blessed are You, Adonai, who has redeemed us, time and time again in our history. May we, together, not forget this, and may we always strive to take care of the widow, the orphan and anyone in need.