“Why Is This Night Different From All Other Nights?”

“Why is this night different from all other nights?”

During the Jewish Passover meal — what is known as the “seder” — the youngest son asks that question to his family members. The reason that question is asked is because that night IS different from all other nights of the year. The other 364 nights of the year are the same. That one is different.


Because it is the night the Jews remember how God freed them from being slaves in Egypt. 400 years of captivity were over. Freedom came to the Hebrew people. So year in and year out Jews gather around a table on a certain night and celebrate the Passover meal. They hit the “pause” button on their lives. To remember. To celebrate.

“Why is this night different from all other nights?”

There is a mindset behind that question, a mindset we ought to adopt not just on this NIGHT but on this entire DAY.

Why? Because today is not like any other Friday of the year. Today is Good Friday. As I write this blog, it is 10:00am on the dot. Scripture talks about Jesus hung on the cross from about 9:00am to 3:00pm. So almost two thousand years ago Jesus had just completed hour number one of six hours of hell on earth as He hung on the cross. For my sins. For your sins.

I understand there are jobs to work at and kids to take care of today. I understand how busy life can be. But in saying that, don’t treat today like any other day.

Because it’s not like any other day.

It’s Good Friday.

***Join us this weekend at The Eastside Vineyard Church. Our Good Friday service is TONIGHT at 7:00pm (childcare is available) and our Easter Sunday service is at 10:30am on April 8th. At both there will be worship, communion, and in-depth Bible teaching, and an opportunity to receive 1-on-1 prayer. More info at tevchurch.org***


About Dan Kopp

In 2010 Dan and Kellie felt the call by God to plant a church somewhere in Macomb County, Michigan. Several months later The Eastside Vineyard Church launched and currently meets inside Shelby Jr. High in Shelby Township. This blog began in the pre-launch phase of the church and has exceeded 50,000 hits. Thanks for reading!
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One Response to “Why Is This Night Different From All Other Nights?”

  1. Madeleine says:

    Happy Easter Dan!

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