Sunday, February 3, 2013

Purim! What's There for Christians to Celebrate?

Purim is coming up February 23rd! This is not one of the Lord's Feasts (Leviticus 23) commanded for believers to celebrate. However, as I learn about Purim and reflect on the book of Esther, I think there is cause for Christians to celebrate as well!

Bible Principle:
Jeremiah 23:5-6
Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, that I will raise unto David a righteous Branch, and a King shall reign and prosper, and shall execute judgment and justice in the earth.
In his days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell safely: and this is his name whereby he shall be called, The Lord Our Righteousness.

Leading Idea: 
The Jews were saved and Yeshua was born
through the Jewish line as prophesied!

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Painting: Ahasuerus and Haman at the Feast of Esther
by Rembrandt
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Likely, most of us are familiar with the historical account found in the book of Esther. And we know that Providentially, our Savior Jesus Christ (Yeshua is His name in Hebrew) was to be born through the Jewish line. Can you imagine what would have happened if Haman's plans were successful?!! If the Jews were all wiped out, how would the prophecy of Yeshua our Jewish Messiah have come to pass?

Thought provoking!

Isn't it?

This is the first year our family will be celebrating Purim. The fact that God saved the Jews is something to celebrate! We were introduced to this song for Purim by The Maccabeats band not too long ago. I hope you enjoy it, too! (We're not music video people ourselves, but much of this music video shows how Jews celebrate Purim.)

You can read the lyrics to their song by going to Sweet Lyrics. (The lyrics explain the few Hebrew sentences sang in the song.)

Will your family celebrate, too? If so, what will you be doing? Please share in a comment below!


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