The “Big Event” is a common term that we like to use for events in our lives that require a lot of planning in order to make it a success.

Some of the most important “Big Events” in the life of a believer should without a doubt be the Feasts of YeHoVaH. These are His appointed times and we are commanded to make them a big deal.

We just finished celebrating Passover (Pesach) and the Feast of Unleavened Bread. For A Rood Awakening! International and the Rood Crew, this was a “Big Event” to say the least.

We hosted almost 500 people for one of the most phenomenal Passover seder rehearsals in the world — it was like the Cirque du Soleil of Passover seder events! We had music, a “Harmonikkite” choir, Hebrew dance processionals, flags, banners, a live baby lamb, traditional Passover processional, a reenactment of the Messiah’s trial, world class teaching, authentic Passover cuisine, and much more.

People came from all over the world to join in a celebration of our exodus from Egypt, the death and resurrection of our Messiah Yeshua, and to kick off the Feast of Unleavened Bread.

As the event coordinator, I was able to see behind the scenes of what it takes to make an event like this happen. There are some key components that make events like this a success. Things such as hard work, a great team, lots of prayer, and the anointing of the Spirit of YeHoVaH were what allowed this event to succeed.

I could go on and on about how hard the entire Rood Crew worked to make this Passover a smash hit because they deserve it, however, I want to share something not everyone saw — this is what really went down.

As I was sitting at the Passover seder table with my family and waiting for the events to begin, something caught my attention.

About 20-30 of the hotel’s wait staff were looking like a bunch of deer in headlights, wondering what was about to happen. At that moment, I thought to myself, “these people have no idea what they are about to experience”.

Then I began to look around the room at all the people from every corner of the earth, as they were about to rehearse the Feast of Passover with their Father in heaven and their Messiah. I imagined how 2000 years ago, the anticipation would have been so similar to what we were all experiencing at that moment.

As the evening progressed, I saw people weeping during the trial of Yeshua. I saw people hanging on every word Michael Rood shared while he explained the prophetic significance between the traditional Jewish Passover seder and the rehearsal that we carry out to this day.

I saw a 74 year old Pentecostal Pastor who was celebrating his first Passover get on stage and weep as he confessed that he has “been to school” and he “now sees the light of Messiah in the Passover.”

I saw wait staff and hotel managers wiping tears from their eyes and putting their trays down to go and get help because they were too emotional to continue their duties. I saw lives being changed and the Spirit of YeHoVaH touching His people like never before.

It was then that I realized that none of this is about us.

We are just vessels who are setting the stage for the Father so that He can steal the show and capture the attention of His people for one moment in time, for one moment in history.

Too often we are looking for someone to notice us and recognize our hard work when the Father is trying to get our attention so that we will notice Him and His hard work (Matt 6:4).

No matter how much planning and work goes into the “Big Event”, we need to always make YeHoVaH the star, the keynote speaker, the maestro, the master of ceremonies, the one we are coming to commune with because these are “His Feasts” and He has invited us to eat at His table.

Shalom,
Matthew Hall

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