19On the fourteenth day of the first month the returned exiles kept the passover. 20For both the priests and the Levites had purified themselves; all of them were clean. So they killed the passover lamb for all the returned exiles, for their fellow priests, and for themselves. 21It was eaten by the people of Israel who had returned from exile, and also by all who had joined them and separated themselves from the pollutions of the nations of the land to worship the Lord, the God of Israel. 22With joy they celebrated the festival of unleavened bread seven days; for the Lord had made them joyful, and had turned the heart of the king of Assyria to them, so that he aided them in the work on the house of God, the God of Israel. (Ezra 6:19-22, NRSV)
What traditions do we keep for the Lord? The Jews had not celebrated the Passover for many years, but here they were able to celebrate the Passover and so they celebrated at the proper time in the proper way. Traditions are important for who we are. We should uphold and celebrate them as we are supposed to. How do we worship God in a way that upholds our tradition?
What do we do that connects us with the Lord?