As we prepared for the Passover (Pesach) and The Feast of Unleavened Bread (Hag HaMatzah) we did follow the Jewish tradition of getting some Spring cleaning done! The idea is to follow God's command to get all of the leaven (yeast, baking soda, baking powder, ect...) out of our home. So the kitchen got a good deep cleaning. This has fallen in perfectly with my need to nest! 4 weeks and counting!!!
So we have cleaned our physical house and have been concentrating on doing the same in our Spiritual house. To remember the sacrifice that was made by Jesus on the cross, to celebrate that the grave could not hold him, to thank Him for giving us the gift of not being afraid to live his Word out full force. This is the Passover season. This is the feast of Unleavened Bread. We are so thankful.
I love this. Please listen and Praise HIM for all of His goodness in this season and in all seasons.
Our house is different this week. I pray we can be different everyday. But for this week....
|My kiddos have unleavened crackers with lunch instead of our usual bread.|
|My precious husband has taken on the burden of cleaning the things that I can't.|
(Gravity is not my friend these days.)
Under the stove is a mass of leavened crumbs and other nasty stuff. Thank
you my love!
|We cook with strange ingredients.|
|We eat the "Bread of Affliction" daily to help us remember his body that was broken for us.|
|We turn the bread box into a fruit box!|
|We bake up awesome and unleavened things like macaroons and Passover Brownies.|
Most importantly, we give praise to the One who saves us. We use this time to rejoice in the fact that God's plan for salvation began long before the cross. He is the Lamb that was slain from the foundations of the world! (Rev 13:8) His grace is given to those who believe. From Abraham, to the Israelites on the night of the 1st Passover, to those of us who call on Him today.