Hope you’re having a great day.
Here’s a thought for the Seder.
The Torah has an interesting name for the Seder night.
It calls it ‘a night of anticipation for G-d’ (Exodus, 12:42).
A time that G-d was “looking forward” to.
For how long?
… Since the creation of the universe!
Because G-d created the world. But it was not complete.
Not until the Exodus, the birth of the Jewish People.
A People with a special mission.
To teach the world about G-d.
About a G-d Who makes moral demands. Who cares about how we live.
… And the Jewish mission is more than teaching the world about G-d.
It’s teaching the world about man!
And man’s potential.
That we are capable of elevating our lives.
Of having a relationship with G-d.
And capable of emulating G-d by doing acts of kindness.
These are such important lessons.
Which is why the Exodus was a day of anticipation for G-d.
A day that He was “looking forward to”!
… And it wasn’t just thousands of years ago.
G-d looks forward to the Seder night every year.
Including next Monday night.
Because the Seder is about reliving our history.
And about committing ourselves to the Jewish future.
G-d looks forward to hearing that He can count on us!