A central pillar of any family unit is their faith. At least it
should be. No matter your beliefs, your faith should be passed on to
your children by being integrated into the family. The by product of
this will be the proof of such faith through your actions. Our belief
system is central to how we will live, behave and interact with the
world around us. In fact, our country was founded on faith. When we
had God as our anchor, our country grew and prospered fully.
Unfortunately, over time God has been removed from being the central
part of our lives. Look around, and you will see that this is true.
If we wish for our country to continue to move forward as the most successful example of goodness and prosperity, we must make sure that we take a stand against those who wish to eliminate faith from our society. We're not talking about faith for the purpose of “looking good,” but rather faith from the perspective of BEING good. What we say and what we do are sometimes in conflict. The two should coincide. In putting America back on the right track, our families and children will be affected in a very positive way. Conversely, keeping our families in check, will positively affect our country as well.
We have a president who we'd never seen openly profess his faith, until he became the leader of the most powerful country in the world. His love for America has made it apparent that he is a believer. He has seen first-hand, God's goodness in making this country great. Because of this, he has worked hard to restore America to that very greatness. We need to support our president in taking back our country and all that America stands for. How better to do so, than by drawing closer to God and making sure that our children understand that without Him, our country cannot and will not prosper.
Our faith is what carries us through bad times. With the struggles that are present now, and the ones that are ahead, we need it more than ever. In whichever way that you worship, it is important that you implement that faith into your daily life. It will give you the ability to make better decisions, raise more grounded children, and interact well with your fellow citizens. Through God, all things are possible!
God bless you and God bless America.
Pesach (Passover) 2022: April 15-23
Passover (Pesach) commemorates the emancipation of the Israelites from slavery in ancient Egypt. Pesach is observed by avoiding leaven, and highlighted by the Seder meals that include four cups of wine, eating matzah and bitter herbs, and retelling the story of the Exodus.
In Hebrew it is known as Pesach (which means “to pass over”), because God passed over the Jewish homes when killing the Egyptian firstborn on the very first Passover eve.
The Passover Story in a Nutshell
As told in the Bible, after many decades of slavery to the Egyptian pharaohs, during which time the Israelites were subjected to backbreaking labor and unbearable horrors, God saw the people’s distress and sent Moses to Pharaoh with a message: “Send forth My people, so that they may serve Me.” But despite numerous warnings, Pharaoh refused to heed God’s command. God then sent upon Egypt ten devastating plagues, afflicting them and destroying everything from their livestock to their crops.
At the stroke of midnight of 15 Nissan in the year 2448 from creation (1313 BCE), God visited the last of the ten plagues on the Egyptians, killing all their firstborn. While doing so, God spared the children of Israel, “passing over” their homes—hence the name of the holiday. Pharaoh’s resistance was broken, and he virtually chased his former slaves out of the land. The Israelites left in such a hurry, in fact, that the bread they baked as provisions for the way did not have time to rise. Six hundred thousand adult males, plus many more women and children, left Egypt on that day and began the trek to Mount Sinai, where the famous Ten Commandments were given out, as well as the Torah (For Christians this is known as the old testament). The Holiday of Passover is CENTRAL to the Jewish faith.
Easter 2022 (April 17)
Without a doubt one of the most important celebrations on the Christian calendar, Easter is a holiday that celebrates the Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. After his crucifixion, death, and burial, three days later, He rose from the grave. By this, He conquered death and redeemed us from sin.
The significance of Easter is Jesus Christ's triumph over death. His resurrection means the eternal life that is granted to all who believe in Him. The purpose of Easter also means the full confirmation of all that Jesus taught and preached during His three-year ministry. If He had not risen from the dead, if He had simply died and not been resurrected, He would have been thought just another teacher or prophet. However, His resurrection rebuked all of that and provided final and undeniable proof that He really was the Son of God and that He had overcome death once and for all.
How Is the Easter Bunny and Eggs Connected to Christianity? Meaning and Origin
The origin of the Easter Bunny can be dated back to the 13th century in Germany. Over time, the Easter Bunny and the hunt for his Easter eggs have become a cultural association of the Easter holiday, especially for children.
Eggs represent new life and rebirth, and it's thought that this ancient custom became a part of Easter celebrations. In the medieval period, eating eggs was forbidden during Lent (the 40 days before Easter) so on Easter Sunday, tucking into an egg was a real treat!
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