Today we are celebrating the Day of Trumpets in our home! This is the beginning of the Fall Feasts. The next 10 days are a time of preparing our hearts for Yom Kippur – the Day of Repentance and then shortly after that is a week long celebration called Sukkot, or Feast of Tabernacles.
Not only is this an enjoyable time with feasting, resting, fellowshipping and camping – but very meaningful and heartfelt. It’s a time to take a look at our hearts and change our behavior … again. It’s a time of remembrance and at the same time looking forward to the future. It’s a time to cook and bake special foods and drinks and fully enjoy them.
The Feast of Passover in the spring is also very meaningful and 50 days later the Day of Shavuot is a celebration, but my favorite is definitely this time of rejoicing. Maybe because autumn is my favorite season? Or because I enjoy camping so much? Or being with others who are in covenant with YHWH! We aren’t traveling anywhere very far this year and won’t be with a group for the week of Sukkot – most of the time we will just sleep in our camper, but it’s still a pleasant change of pace.
For those who may be wondering, we are using the calendar from the Dead Sea Scrolls, found in the book of Enoch and I also believe it is described in the flood account and the descriptions of the priestly duties.