Tonight is Pesach Sheni or the Passover in the second month. A small group of locals are gathering for a Seder and prayer time since we were isolated by “stay at home” orders this year during Passover. Rather than elucidate on the details of Pesach Sheni, I have some suggested homework or extra reading for you this Shabbat. Consider the following passages:
Hezekiah cleansed the Temple and restored proper worship. He reinstated Passover; they celebrated in the second month.
2 Ki 18-20
2 Ch 29-32
A few years ago, I wrote about Hezekiah’s Passover. It was celebrated in the SECOND month.
Josiah was the grandson of King Hezekiah. Josiah’s heart was to seek and serve Adonai. He made many reforms that cleansed the land of idol worship. After this “cleansing,” he reinstated Passover.
2 Ki 23:1-30
2 Ch 34:1-33
2 Ch 35:1-19
Above all, I ask you to pray for heart like Hezekiah and Josiah in regard to repentance, tearing down high places and idols, and for mercy for those that seek to return to Adonai. May we remember that Adonai is the, “LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery.”