You must not eat anything containing yeast along with it. Instead, for seven days you must eat unleavened bread, bread symbolizing misery, along with it because you fled Egypt in a great hurry.
Do this so you remember the day you fled Egypt for as long as you live.
Mornings getting ready for school can be a rushed time for children. Maybe it’s a quick Pop Tart (not very healthy!) before you run to the bus. You don’t want to be late.
Our Jewish ancestors were also in a rush. They couldn’t wait for the dough to rise, so that baked bread without yeast, called unleavened bread. The time had come to get going for the great escape from Egypt. It was night…the moon was full…What if Pharaoh wakes up and runs after them! God’s people were on their way to a new future and a new land, leaving behind a life of slavery. Pray today for all those who still are victims of slavery throughout the world.
If you’re rushing in mornings to catch the bus, look forward to how what you learn at school can be steps toward the wonderful future that God is planning for you. Make every class count!
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