Believe it or not, we are entering the season of Pesach (Passover) again! Rosh Chodesh Nisan (the new month of Nisan) has already passed. There are different themes relating to Pesach, and today I’d like to focus on one which relates to what probably most of us, especially the women, are thinking about now. That is cleaning!
Part of this holiday entails cleaning all of the leaven (chametz) from our homes, cars (if you have one), and anything else that you own. G-d mandated that there should not be any leaven in our possession during Pesach and the Feast of Unleavened Bread. Exodus 13:3-7 tells us this.
Chametz (leaven) is a literal thing but it also represents sin. As we go through the process of cleaning, we should also be thinking about what sins in our lives need to be cleaned out. Turned away from. Repented of.
This is the beginning of a new season. It can also be a new season for our lives and we can decide today, through prayer and G-d’s help, to turn from those sins which have had a hold on us and become a vessel for G-d to use to bring honor to Him, to further His Kingdom, and to be a blessing to others.
May your cleaning go well and may it remind you to do spiritual housekeeping in your own life.