Wednesday, January 26, 2011


Father God, you have brought us thus far.  You have protected and kept us safe.  You are greatly to be praised.  If you had but given us only one sign of your grace and mercy, it would have been enough!
With the Hebrew people, who celebrate Passover every year with the refrain "Dayenu" (It would have been enough!), we give you the glory, Lord God, and live thankfully.  And knowing Jesus, risen from the dead--O God, that is so wonderful and glorious there is nothing else we need!  Thank you Lord!  Praise you Jesus!
"Dayenu (Hebrew:דַּיֵּנוּ) is a song that is part of the Jewish holiday of Passover.

The word 'Dayenu' means approximately, 'it would have been enough for us', 'it would have been sufficient', or 'it would have sufficed' (day in Hebrew is "enough", and -enu the first person plural suffix, 'to us').

This traditional up-beat Passover song
is over one thousand years old. The earliest full text of the song occurs in the first medieval haggadah, which is part of the ninth-century Seder Rav Amram.

The song is about being grateful to God for all of the gifts he gave the Jewish people, such as taking them out of slavery, giving them the Torah and Shabbat, and had God only given one of the gifts, it would have still been enough.

This is to show greater appreciation for all of God's saving gifts as a whole.
The song appears in the haggadah after the telling of the story of the exodus and just before the explanation of Passover, matzah and the maror."
(For more about "Dayenu" as a part of the Passover celebration, go to this link:  To hear music based on this ancient truth, go to

This video is a Christian version of the traditional Hebrew song.

We have been given so much!  If all we have is the promise of resurrection and the knowledge of Jesus' love, how he purchased our pardon on the cross, if all we have is the presence of the Holy Spirit, DAYENU!

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