A little boy once returned home from Hebrew school and his father asked, “what did you learn today?”
He answered, “The Rabbi told us how Moses led the children of Israel out of Egypt.”
The boy said “Moses was a big strong man and he beat Pharaoh up. Then while he was down, he got all the people together and ran towards the sea. When he got there, he has the Corps of Engineers build a huge pontoon bridge. Once they got on the other side, they blew up the bridge while the Egyptians were trying to cross.”
The father was shocked. “Is that what the Rabbi taught you?”
The boy replied, “No. But you’d never believe the story he DID tell us!”
Passover – Passover is a very serious, very sacred celebration each year. I know what I know of it from the Old Testament, but feel that the explanation is better left to someone else, so I don’t risk missing something important. I found a link that gives a brief overview of Passover and I hope that you find it to be as interesting and informative as I did. One Passover week when I was in high school, my youth pastor from church took a few of us who would take it seriously, and he did a Passover communion with us. It was one of the most special, spiritually meaningful evenings of my life to that point, and since. If you ever have the opportunity, please experience this for yourself. You will never regret it.
Waffle Day – There are 2 waffles days that we get to celebrate each year. Well, that’s wonderful, right? Because Waffles are wonderful! Today happens to be International Waffle Day, and we get National Waffle Day on August 24th. Waffle day could take on two meanings for us. It could be a day we “waffle” on issues and decisions, or it could be a day to eat waffles. Since today is International Waffle Day we will focus on this one. This holiday originated in Sweden and is called
Våffeldagen. The holiday coincides with the Feast of the Annunciation. This day was also considered the start of spring in Sweden and Europe. It became a custom for Swedish families to celebrate the two events by making waffles on this day. The waffle dates back to the 1300s in Greece. Greeks cooked flat cakes between two metal pans. At the time, they topped it with cheeses and herbs. Pancake syrup wasn’t around back then. Waffles are commonly eaten as breakfast or a snack. They are also an occasional dinner meal for some people. Chicken and Waffles is a very popular dish – from what I understand it is common to see on menus in the south. Lay’s even came out with a potato chip flavor not long ago called Chicken and Waffles! I feel like I short changed today’s post, but yesterday I got fairly busy doing things around the house, and by the time I sat down to write, it was late. I covered the basics though, and hope you found it to be enlightening and appetizing! God bless you on this first day of Passover. May you feel His loving presence surrounding you. I’ll see you tomorrow.