|Last year's Passover table|
For seven days no leaven shall be found in your houses....
I've been working, working, working. I've been trying, trying, trying.
I swept tonight after dinner and despite having gone through the house multiple times with the broom and the vacuum, there was still all sorts of crumbs and bits of food and are those noodles? Seriously?! I just cannot get all the chametz out of this house, despite every effort. No matter how careful I am, little children insist on creating crumbs--that slide down their chins, to their shirts and pants and eventually the floor. I've been tempted to make them eat their meals outside or in the bathtub until Passover is over.
Your glorying is not good. Do you not know that a little leaven leavens the whole lump? Therefore purge out the old leaven, that you may be a new lump, since you truly are unleavened. For indeed Christ, our Passover, was sacrificed for us. I Corinthians 5:5-6
But, Christ--my Passover--has completed the work.
"I do not set aside the grace of God; for if righteousness comes through the law, then Christ died in vain." Galatians 2:21
Tomorrow before sunset we will remove all the leaven from the pantry and refrigerator, box it up and take it to the garage. And I will explain to the children that we have to remove all sin from our lives--even the little stuff, but that we cannot do it by ourselves. We have to have The Passover Lamb--all of our own efforts will always fall short. Then we will have some friends in for the Seder. There will be lots of laughter, lots of wine, lots of prayer, and even some dancing.
We will offer the Lord, not our perfection, but our gratefulness for the freedom we have in Him!
|A place set for Elijah|