01 April 2010

Dayenu - Enough

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Tomorrow, after our Good Friday worship service, although a bit out of order time wise, a group of us are gathering to celebrate a Passover seder and meal.

One of my favourite parts of the ceremony is the reciting of Dayenu.

The word “Dayenu” means “It would have been enough.” Reciting the “Dayenu” reminds us that we owe unending praise to God. Just as the Lord continually provides for us we should continually give praise to Him. All too often followers of God fail to receive our Lord’s blessings. We become satisfied with “enough,” though our Heavenly Father desires to give us exceedingly more.

Jesus said, I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. John 10:10b NIV

Had God brought us out of Egypt and not supported us in the wilderness - Dayenu!
Had God given us the Sabbath and not the Torah - Dayenu!
Had God given us the Torah and not brought us to the land of Israel - Dayenu!
Had God only sent Messiah to die for our sins and rise, but not sent the Spirit to show us God’s will - Dayenu!
Had God only sent his Spirit, but not promised Messiah’s return- Dayenu!
Had God only promised Messiah’s return and not established His eternal Kingdom - Dayenu!

I pray that His richest blessings fill your homes as the revelation of Who He Was, Is, and will Be fills your hearts this Easter.

I sense that our Lord wants you to know that if He had to go to the cross for you alone and no one else - Dayenu - you would have been enough!

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Critty said...

How beautiful. I am going to study the Seder and everything in the coming year so that I can really participate in Holy Week next year. The readings, the special events, the Passover. I think it is so important. I did not grow up learning about the significance of it all. Just the birth, death, and resurrection. It all is so important and beautiful.

susan said...

Oh, I was touched throughout the reading of this post. Your closing statement lifted my soul and embraced it. Letting the tears flow, for there are so many beautiful aspects of Easter... but I believe I will never forget reading your words, "...if He had to go to the cross for you alone and no one else - Dayenu - you would have been enough!" Life changing, heart healing words. Abundant thanks.

Linda @ Linda's Lunacy said...

We are celebrating Passover & the Feast of Unleavened Bread for the first time this year. It has been an awesome time for our family.

I like Dayenu, also!

S. Etole said...

What a significent post ... Dayenu ... thank you.

Grace and Beauty said...

Beautiful post! I came over from (in)courage.
Also saw your Relevant 2010 button, I'm going too!

Heather said...

I have always wanted to participate in a sedar meal. My husband suggested I find a "Christian" sedar, but I want to experience the real thing. LOL!

Kathleen@so much to say, so little time said...

Wow! I have never seen that text before. I'm printing it out, because I just know there's a song waiting to be written in there.