We just wrapped up a fun holiday, the Feast/Celebration of Sukkot. As a new father, I am looking forward to our son growing up to celebrate this holiday. Sukkot is also knows as the Feast of Tabernacles or the Feast of Booths. It commemorates the time the Jewish people came out of Egypt and lived in the wilderness for 40 years, dependent on God. We see its inception in Scripture in Leviticus 23:39-43.
“…You shall dwell in booths for seven days. All native Israelites shall dwell in booths, that your generations may know that I made the people of Israel dwell in booths when I brought them out of the land of Egypt: I am the LORD your God…” (Leviticus 23:39–43)
I love this holiday because during this week, we use the physical world we live in to remind us of our spiritual dependence on God. For instance, to celebrate Sukkot we build a 3 walled temporary structure in our backyard. The structure has an open roof so we can see the stars in the sky. We invite family and friends, and together, we spend as much time as we can in the temporary structure. We enjoy meals, talk, read Scripture, play games, or even work. What a meaningful reminder to all believers that we reside on this earth temporarily and must always depend on God!
Another beautiful thing we are reminded of during Sukkot is that we can invite the Lord Yeshua into to our lives and homes. Although we reside on this earth momentarily, one day, Yeshua will return and tabernacle with us. Revelation 21:2-3 says –
“I also saw the holy city—the New Jerusalem—coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. I also heard a loud voice from the throne, saying, ‘Behold, the dwelling of God is among men, and He shall tabernacle among them. They shall be His people, and God Himself shall be among them and be their God.’”
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