Passover at the Dothan Botanical Gardens

by Hope Sewell on April 21, 2011

in allergies, faith, home schooling, kids

The children and I attended a kid-friendly passover meal this week.  It was something that I really wanted them to get to go to once I heard about it.  It seems we always get so caught up in the traditional celebrations of the holidays, not that those are bad, but they can lend themselves to drowning out moments of reflection and true thankfulness for the reason for the season (to borrow the colloquialism).  The Passover meal or Seder was held at the Botanical Gardens.  It had been a while since we’ve been to the gardens so I wanted to arrive a bit early so we could walk around some.  I’ll be the first to admit that I let the time crunch and the gathering of all the stuff we needed to take to get to me……so i didn’t act very holy while I was preparing for this holy event.

The fountain was GREAT for helping us cool off!!
Lilly…ummm…..picked a few petals to throw into the fountain….sorry about that!
“Hey! Why does Tobin get to put his feet in and I don’t??”
I love this one!  She loves that big sister!!
Not a very cooperative picture here and it was HOT…so everybody is saying “Cheese”
Here’s the only picture I took at the actual passover.  Didn’t want to be too disrespectful.  I so think it’s cool how everything in the Bible ties together and points to Jesus.  That’s what I wanted my children to see and I think they did…..a little bit…maybe.  😉
After the meal, we needed some more refreshment.
And then, we used our “cup of blessing” to fish for some tadpoles in the Koi Pond.  :)
All in all, it was a very warm but enjoyable day.  And nestled between the fountains and the fish we had a few quiet moments of reflection and meditation on the ultimate sacrifice of the Lamb of God.  I hope you’ll take time this weekend to do the same.
Shalom! 

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Linzies Photography April 22, 2011 at 2:09 am

I think this was a great idea! Your children are precious!!!
lindsay

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Holly October 14, 2011 at 7:41 am

I’m sorry,,,,,,I don’t mean to be disrespectful to your beliefs,,,,,,,but speaking as a Jew,,,,,,,the passover doesn’t POINT to Jesus,,,,,,it’ a Jewish holiday that has nothing to do whatsoever with Jesus. I’m glad you’re teaching your children about other beliefs,,,,,,but you’re doing them a disservice to suggest that the passover points to Jesus when, for Jews, it does not. I can understand that Jesus was a Jew, and therefore, celebrated passover,,,,,,which became the “last supper”,,,,,,but simply because Jesus was a Jew and celebrated passover doesn’t mean that Passover points to Jesus.

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Amy April 5, 2012 at 12:56 pm

Actually, almost EVERY aspect of Passover points to Jesus. While I appreciate as a Jew you don’t believe this. Please respect as Christians, we see and study and believe that it is very very symbolic of Jesus.

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