S H A L O M !
Wishing you Peace,
Good health and
（see you next week!)
Whoever eats food with hametz in it is to be cut off form the community of Israel-- it doesn`t matter whether he is a foreigner or a citizen of the land. Eat nothing with hametz in it. Wherever you live, eat matzah ! --Exodus 15:19~20Matzah is not available anywhere near where I live, but there are two places that I know of in Tokyo where we can order it. Praise God!
The people took their dough before it had become leavened and wrapped their kneading bowls in their clothes on their shoulders. ---Exodus 12:14
|When we pierce the Matzah with a fork, we remember Yeshua`s body that was broken and pierced for our transgressions.|
|cleaning to get to any last crumbs that might be lingering in the corners of the refrigerator drawer, the cabinets, the floor...|
|the view inside our refrigerator after the Passover cleaning!|
|after clearing out the `chametz` a shelf is free for the Matzah!|
Since we have these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from every defilement of body and spirit , bringing holiness to completion in the fear of God. --2 Corinthians 7:1Then it becomes like a race to get the hametz (anything with leaven) out of the house and clean the cabinets before the blossoms fully open. Just when you just want to be outside all the time, you know that you need to clean out the `hametz` which takes some time indoors.
We have all become like one who is unclean, and all our righteous deeds are like a polluted garment. We all fade like a leaf, and our iniquities, like the wind, take us away. ---Isaiah 64:6We keep collecting the dirt and our hearts are like that sponge, and we go about life not even knowing how ...well..how dirty it is. I had no idea until God showed me through Yeshua!! It will be exactly four years ago tomorrow that I was saved through Yeshua! I just realized that while writing this, this year it will coincide with Passover!
Behold, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world! --John 1:29
Come now, let us reason together, says the LORD: though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall become like wool. --Isaiah 1:18The blood of Yeshua cleanses us from sin. Yeshua is the beginning, the middle and the end. He was there in the Exodus and before; He was there in the Temple and He will be there in the Revelation when the streets are sparkling clean and the river of the water of life will be there bright as crystal,
--Revelation 22:1~The message of the gospel is so simple and beautiful.
Create in me a clean heart, O God,
and renew a right spirit within me.
This offering, with cakes of leavened bread added, he shall offer along with his thanksgiving sacrifice of well-being.
יג עַל-חַלֹּת לֶחֶם חָמֵץ, יַקְרִיב קָרְבָּנוֹ, עַל-זֶבַח, תּוֹדַת שְׁלָמָיו.
Blessings and Love,
Have a blessed day!
I took a bicycle ride to the park to see if the cherry blossoms were blossoming.
I knew they probably weren`t quite yet, so I took a cherry blossoms ball with me to bring some pink.
The trees were dotted with buds, buds, buds!
I stood on the grass and threw the cherry blossoms ball
into the sky!
Maybe the pink would profusely pour down on the trees and the buds would blossom!
This is what happens around now in the month of springtime.
Everyone is looking up! To see if there is a blossom yet!
Birds are busily finding them first.
People ask each other, did you see any blossom?
Not yet, not yet!
Anticipation is in the air!
A little girl joined me, and we both took turns throwing the cherry blossoms ball up to the sky! She saw it was fun, and when she threw the ball up, it landed on the tree! The tree now had pink!! A pink cherry blossoms ball in the cherry tree. She jumped up to try to reach it, but it was too high. She ran and got her jump rope to use it to move it and loosen it and get it down. It worked!
The ball was set free, but now the jump rope was in the cherry tree!
She pulled on it and it came down too.
We played a little more with the ball, throwing it up to the sky!
She told me her name, smiled, and when it was time we said,
Happy Nissan 1! ＊
＊The first day of the first month, Nissan, of the Hebrew calendar