The Days of Unleavened Bread symbolizes and commemorates the time in which God redeemed His son, Israel from the bondage of a foreign land. Stuck and enslaved to the Egyptians, they were unable to free themselves, and could not worship their God in the manner He desired them to worship. Through a series of miraculous events - God brought His son "home". To a land He prepared for them, to the inheritance He provided. As we follow the story of Israel - despite their redemption, it was a challenge for them to leave Egypt behind, and the culture they were brought up in for four centuries permeated their lives, and the lives of their children, and grandchildren. When things got tough through the intervening years, the people of Israel continually turned to the things of Egypt - to false gods and pagan worship, and not to their God. They turned to things which did not profit, not to that which was profitable. The parables of Luke 15 describe an enduring characteristic of our God. That He seeks that which is lost. That He is full of grace, and forgiveness. When we have turned to the world which He has called us to come out of -- He desires us to repent and return to Him, not to the things which have no profit--not back to Egypt.