Sukkot, the Feast of Tabernacles

Sundown on Sept. 25th starts Sukkot this year! It is also known as the Feast of Tabernacles. It is the last fall feast and has yet to be fulfilled. This Feast of the Lord is for seven days. However, there is an eighth day for this Feast. The first and last day of the feast is a Sabbath before God and burnt offerings were to be brought to God in the Temple. God’s people are commanded to rejoice before the Lord! The Remembrance is laid out in Leviticus 23.The Feast reminds us of our dependence upon God’s provision for us. When first instituted, it was to remind the children of Israel that God had completely provided for them as they wandered around in the desert. They were to construct shelters (called sukkahs) with open slats to the heavens so that they look up at the sky at night and remember that God provided for them.

As we start through this feast time let’s start by thanking God for His provision and being glad that He always provides what we need – not necessarily what we want!

 

Pastor Ann

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