So I started Wednesday evening’s activities with a big disclaimer… “I am not a rabbi, just in case you were wondering, and this is not a complete Seder Meal. What we’re doing tonight is to give you a taste of what Jesus and his disciples would have eaten and participated in at the Passover meal.” From there I brought out a fancy tray with 7 different food items representing different aspects of God’s love story with Israel. The students learned about the tradition and history of passing on the story of how God chose them, delivered them from slavery in Egypt, and how he ultimately wants us as His own. We ate parsley and cooked potato, horseradish, hard-boiled egg, matzo, crushed apple with cinnamon and nutmeg, and meat off the bone. Some items were more delish than others, but each signified a part of the story and were accompanied by a pitcher of salt water that represented the tears we must shed in remembering where we started, and how far God has brought us. It’s so easy to then take what the Israelites experienced and see how God did and does that same thing for us-he chooses us, delivers us from ourselves, and ultimately takes us as His own when we accept Him as our Lord and Savior. It was a great night of learning more about how Jesus lived and what we can do with that today.