#1 spent all day (no exaggeration) cooking a Seder Passover meal and before we asked for a blessing, she read aloud all the symbolism behind each food. She first explained that there are 7 things (seven, a sacred number, represents completion) on the menu.
- Lamb - signifying the blood of the lamb that was slain at Passover, but for Christians it now represents the Paschal Lamb, the blood of Jesus who died for our sins
- horseradish - a bitter herb symbolizing the harshness of enslaved Hebrews
- apples and pecans with honey and cinnamon (Haroses) - which represented the mortar used by the Hebrews while in slavery
- Potatoes with vinegar - represent their tears shed
- unleavened bread - represents the unleavened bread that the slaves ate just before fleeing Egypt
- Eggs - represents new life , and for Christians a new life in Christ
- romaine lettuce - gratitude to God for all the goods of the earth
What a beautiful gift of time, energy, and love it was for her to do this. OK, she is exempt from that whiny post about our kids not having a work ethic.