Tag: Hidden

“If You Had Known!”

Oswald Chambers 90x115by Oswald Chambers

If you had known . . . in this your day, the things that make for your peace! But now they are hidden from your eyes —Luke 19:42

Jesus entered Jerusalem triumphantly and the city was stirred to its very foundations, but a strange god was there-the pride of the Pharisees. It was a god that seemed religious and upright, but Jesus compared it to “whitewashed tombs which indeed appear beautiful outwardly, but inside are full of dead men’s bones and all uncleanness” (Matthew 23:27).

Purim Time: Enjoy Something Hidden

Chuck Missler 90x115by Chuck Missler

The Jewish celebration of Purim is coming up March 19-20, and along with it, the fun of feasting on "hidden foods." In the Bible, Esther’s true identity as a Jewess was hidden until the time she was able to speak up on behalf of her people, saving their lives. In the same way, Purim celebrants munch on foods that look like one thing on the outside but have a surprise filling. Persian Jews might enjoy gondi – a meatball filled with raisins and nuts in a sweet and sour sauce. Jews from Eastern Europe might gorge on kreplach, meat-filled dumplings or challahs stuffed with onions and poppy seeds. It’s a time for Jews to celebrate God’s providential protection in ancient Persia, as well as many many other times throughout the centuries.