Friday, July 16, 2010

Feast of Unleavened Bread 2010...

Remember I said I wanted to update our blog with the feasts we have celebrated so far this year that I didn't get around to posting on here? First came Passover + then comes Unleavened Bread.

Leaven (yeast) is a symbol for sin in the bible and just after passover, God commanded His people to not eat leaven for a week. We aren't 'under' this law but we think its a great chance to remember Jesus our Bread of life who was without sin! We do this freely + love learning about God's story :)
So we made some Matzah bread together...


The Matzah has always been striped, pierced and bruised in appearance. In the same way, Jesus was striped (whipped) and pierced and bruised for us (Isaiah 53:5) So here Ethi is piercing the Matzah...


Liji piercing the dough too...

the matzah cooking in the oven...


bruised in appearance, striped and pierced just like our incredible Messiah was...

our dinner that night to celebrate the first night of the festival of unleavened bread...candles, bible reading over dinner and ended with a time of prayer...special times :) We read from different places in the Scriptures each night for the week...

um...tired much? ethi fell asleep during our candlelit prayer time on the first night...he had finished praying so kept his head bowed and then when we checked - he was asleep! so sweet :)

Because it is a week long festival there were some other things we did to enjoy the unleavened bread + focus on the symbolism of Jesus in it all. We had some for snacks...
This amount of  unleavened bread only lasted as a snack before dinner (jas made a tomato/corriander/capsicum/shallot dip to snack on with it and it was SOOOOO good!)...

The unleavened bread loaves that Brett cooked in the breadmaker during that week. heavier but SO yummo

another meal we substituted was brekky with brett cooking eggs and having rice wraps to go with them...

One of the kids' writing and art exercises was to spell out the words 'Jesus is the Bread of Life' and we had it taped up on the wall during the festival week...


Celebrating the last night of the Feast of Unleavened Bread with some yummy pumpkin soup that Heiko made and some warm crusty bread that Brett made...
We enjoyed our last night of the festival as an extra special one; breaking bread with friends, some worship, prayer and our last couple of Bible readings related to the festival + seeing again how Jesus is the fulfillment of the Bread of Life!


At the end of the Feast, I made a special pear cake + some pear muffins with yeast to celebrate (since we'd gone without it for most of the week to reminds us to ask God to take away the leaven (sin) in our lives and to remind us too that He was without sin). Thanks to my gorgeous friend Mel for her gift of the fresh pears!

All in all, it was a lovely week celebrating Jesus, our Messiah who came to take away the sins of the world!
What an awesome God we have!

2 comments:

Sarah Slaven said...

Sorry to read that you've all been sick we have been out of touch with the world too due to illness. It takes so long to get through everyone now that there are so many of us. I'm glad your back to posting about the feasts that your family celebrate I found it so interesting last year. Hope and pray next week is a healthier one for everyone.

lusi said...

Hi mate :-) sorry to hear you've all been sick too. It does seem to do the rounds now hey. Glad you've enjoyed the feasts posts. They have been amazing for our fam - still learning so much about them and about God through them. Love to you all x

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