Today is my first attempt at making bread. I have made corn bread and banana bread but never just made bread before. I love to cook but baking was something I did on occasion but not something I actually enjoyed.
I decided to try making Sabbath bread other wise called Challah. Tonight is the close of the Jewish New Year Rosh Hashanah. I am not Jewish but I am learning about their holidays and traditions because as a Christian I want to acknowledge the things Jesus participated in. Of course there is Abraham, Isaac, Moses, Joseph, and David just to name a few of the men in the Bible who were Jews, and belonged to God. Years back I had once heard while I was in a church service that it was the Jews that crucified Jesus. I also understand that there are many people who are even Christians who do not like Jews because they did not accept Jesus as the Son of God. Well God knew that Jesus would not be received by His own. It was for the sin of all man (this includes us women too) that Jesus came to this fallen world and gave Himself to be crucified to pay the price for all of our sins. I also understand that if they had received Him as their Messiah at that time we would not have had the opportunity to be adopted into God’s family. I am thankful that Jesus paid the price to save and redeem me. He over came the grave and rose on the third day so that we can all live free from sin. So I may not be following all the customs of this holiday, but while this bread is baking in my oven I am reminded that Jesus is the Risen Savior and that He loves us all so very much. I am thankful that through His blood I am adopted into His family, and that He has made me new.
It is amazing that baking bread made me think of these things, and it makes the home smell so good.