Come on Saints! Let's Sing! Come on Saints Let's Dance! It's Festival time! Let's Praise the Goodness of the Lord!
“ “......The fifteenth day of this seventh month shall be the feast of tabernacles for seven days unto the Lord.” Leviticus 23:34 KJV
In many of our families, we are encouraged to set goals. Our goals feel very much like a promise fulfilled. If we would allow ourselves to consider another perspective, we would conclude that, in addition to the value and gratification of reaching our goals, another important memory-inducing experience is the journey to our goals. Embracing and finding the value, lessons, rich heritage and wisdom that pave the journey allows us a small glimpse as to why Our Almighty Father commanded us to commemorate what He did with Israel on the way to the Promised Land.
On our civil calendars, we often see the word, “Sukkot,” which is the Hebrew word meaning “booths.” The nation of Israel lived in booths on their way to the Promised Land. The physical journey was a dessert with all its varied weathering conditions. The spiritual journey was a mental battle field with all the earthly involvements of family, faith community and clashes of personalities and creations of unbreakable bonds -- all at one time. In these temporary dwellings, God revealed Himself in various ways. He introduced Himself as a protector, a provider, a guide, a leader and a promise-keeper.