That will be enough

Greetings on this the Saturday of the Fourth Week of Easter
Also the Feast of Joseph the Worker
Readings: Acts 13:44-52; PS 98:1, 2-3ab, 3cd-4; Jn 14:7-14

Dayenu: It Would Have Been Enough – a Passover song.

  • If He had taken us out of Egypt and not made judgements on them; [it would have been] enough for us.
  • If He had made judgments on them and had not made [them] on their gods; [it would have been] enough for us.
  • If He had made [them] on their gods and had not killed their firstborn; [it would have been] enough for us.
  • If He had killed their firstborn and had not given us their money; [it would have been] enough for us.
  • If He had given us their money and had not split the Sea for us; [it would have been] enough for us.
  • If He had split the Sea for us and had not taken us through it on dry land; [it would have been] enough for us.
  • If He had taken us through it on dry land and had not pushed down our enemies in [the Sea]; [it would have been] enough for us.
  • If He had pushed down our enemies in [the Sea] and had not supplied our needs in the wilderness for forty years; [it would have been] enough for us.
  • If He had supplied our needs in the wilderness for forty years and had not fed us the manna; [it would have been] enough for us.
  • If He had fed us the manna and had not given us the Shabbat; [it would have been] enough for us.
  • If He had given us the Shabbat and had not brought us close to Mount Sinai; [it would have been] enough for us.
  • If He had brought us close to Mount Sinai and had not given us the Torah; [it would have been] enough for us.
  • If He had given us the Torah and had not brought us into the land of Israel; [it would have been] enough for us.
  • If He had brought us into the land of Israel and had not built us the ‘Chosen House’ [the Temple; it would have been] enough for us.

For the Lord, Our God, it is never enough but to give everything that is the Father.

A beautiful Passover song of gratitude. A beautiful song of cherishing the Lord’s love. Yet, like Philip, it is but a fraction of what the Lord has in store for us.

Whoever has seen me has seen the Father.

And whatever you ask in my name, I will do,
so that the Father may be glorified in the Son.
If you ask anything of me in my name, I will do it.”

Peace be with you,
Deacon Gerry

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