In September of last year, a staff member had the privilege of baptizing a new Jewish believer. The young new believer invited his unbelieving Jewish mother, Rose, to attend the baptism, and she did. When he invited her to visit the Messianic congregation, she simply smiled and refused to give a solid “yes” or “no.” After seven months, her son was finally able to convince her to attend our annual Passover Seder.
As the Passover Seder began, Rose was letting those around her know what she was thinking. It was not bad or rude; she just made comments like, “Oh, that’s interesting,” and “Why did he do it like that?” About halfway through the evening, as our missionary was making clear connections between the Passover meal and the Last Supper and clearly presenting the gospel, Rose fell silent. She listened intently as he explained Jesus’ statements about the matzah and the cup in familiar Passover terms, highlighting the redemption and freedom that is available to us through the blood of Jesus. By the end of the evening, she left the meal commenting on how much she has to think about.
Please continue to pray for Rose.