On Having a Seder

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Seder Plate. Tip: freeze the lamb shank bone to use again for the following year.

A few years ago, I felt inspired to have my own Seder Dinner. I read some materials and planned a whole meal, and invited one other family to join in the dinner. I even bought a special Seder plate for the occasion and goblet for the occasion (pictured above).

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The dinner table… ready for guests! The seder plates are set, the dinner plates are stacked up.We had a feast!

The next year, I did it again… just for our own family. And the following year, I organized a Seder for our home school history co-op.

A guest's Seder plate
A guest’s Seder plate, with charoset, bitter herbs, salt water, horseradish

For dessert, I made a special treat, that I called “New Life Dessert”. It was a Martha Stewart recipe — chocolate cake baked in new and clean flowerpots, sprinkled with crushed  chocolate cookie crumbles, to look like dirt. For the “plant”, I used fresh sprigs of mint. If you really want to get creative, try to find some candy rocks. (I couldn’t find those… but I do remember searching for the right sized flower pots that year– it was freezing cold!) Doesn’t the “new life dessert” look real?

An edible plant! I saved the flower pots to use again! It looked so real... they fooled everyone! :)
An edible plant! I saved the flower pots to use again! It looked so real… they fooled everyone! :)

At the end, I served the “new life dessert”, talking about the new life we have in Christ.

For a resource on putting together your own Messianic Seder Haggadah, here is one resource: A Christian Passover Seder by John Pontier. I also found many resources online.

Celebrate the new life we have in Christ!

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