SPRING FEAST DAYS
Spring is such a beautiful time of the year, isn't it? The grass starts growing and flowers spring to life. We know (or are learning) that Yahweh's year starts in the spring which makes an awful lot of sense since everything seems to be coming to life again. There are two special times in the spring: Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread (which lasts for seven days). This special time involves getting all leaven out of your house--checking the closets, the frig, the freezer, the toaster - you can have a good time finding it all. Of course, the meaning of the leaven goes much deeper than that. Many families arrange special events and special foods for this time since we are asked not to have leaven in our homes for an entire week. We see a few verses covering them here:
Leviticus 23:5-8 (NIV): Yahweh's Passover begins at twilight on the fourteenth day of the first month. On the fifteenth day of that month, Yahweh's Feast of Unleavened Bread begins; for seven days you must eat bread made without yeast. On the first day hold a sacred assembly and do no regular work. ...And on the seventh day hold sacred assembly and do no regular work.