Our family is learning about the Biblical Feasts! Our journey began last year around December and is moving forward during our school year with our My Father's World Creation to the Greeks studies.
There is a lot to research! We have been blessed with meeting a few families and learning about the feasts from them. We have also been researching articles on the web, reading Celebrating Biblical Feasts, and going to the Bible for answers.
This is our first year celebrating The Feast of Booths (aka Sukkot) and we are enjoying so much what we are learning and why it is significant for today's Christians to keep this feast.
Here is our Sukkah (our booth).
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One reason to stay in a booth (or tent) is to be reminded about the Exodus- how God delivered
the Israelites and about His protection and provision. God is faithful and powerful! Another reason is to remind us about how this is life as we know it is the temporary home for Christ followers and that our true home will be with Jesus when he returns! There is such purpose in keeping this feast and I love it! This is truly something to celebrate! I love the reminders and knowing that other believers around the world are celebrating together as we look forward to when Christ returns!
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At first, I was sad because we couldn't travel anywhere for this feast. Many, many believers are going somewhere! But we learned that it isn't necessary to!
"So the people went out... and made booths for themselves, each on his roof, and in their court... And there was great rejoicing" Neh. 8:16-17
What We've Learned So Far:
1. It's an amazing time of remembrance!
2. It's a wonderful time for fellowship and to reflect with each other on how Awesome God is!
3. Staying in a Sukkah can be rough with little, little kids! (It's something to ponder about when it comes to the Israelite parents!)
4. It gets chilly out at night- and we don't live in the desert!
5. It's extra exciting and special to meet as a family in our Sukkah to eat and to sleep!
Is your family celebrating The Feast of Booths? What is your experience like? I'd love to read about it so please leave a comment.
Or if you have a blog post about how your family is celebrating Sukkot, link up!