Sukkot, the Feast of Tabernacles, is probably my favorite Biblical festival. The Scriptures instruct us to dwell in booths, or temporary dwellings, for seven days to remember what the children of Israel experienced when they lived forty years in the desert. This is also a rehearsal, so to speak, of when the Messiah returns and the whole world will be celebrating Sukkot:
And it shall come to pass, that every one that is left of all the nations which came against Jerusalem shall even go up from year to year to worship the King, YHWH of hosts, and to keep the feast of tabernacles. And it shall be, that whoso will not come up of all the families of the earth unto Jerusalem to worship the King, YHWH of hosts, even upon them shall be no rain. – Zechariah 14:16,17
For our family, Sukkot usually means a nine or ten day camping trip at Fall Creek Falls State Park in Pikeville, TN. We love to join other friends, brothers and sisters in Messiah, for a week of camping, fellowshipping and feasting.
Next week we will be celebrating the feast and we are definitely looking forward to it. But since it is time to host another linky party, and we haven’t experienced this year’s Sukkot yet, I wanted to share a bit from previous years.
I could post so many beautiful pictures and wonderful stories (we shared some about last year’s experience here) but since I’m short on time and want to get this scheduled before I meet several puppy buyers and continue unpacking and setting up here at our new house … I will just share some videos of praise and worship dancing 🙂 These are a few from last year and if you want to see more, you can visit Sarah’s youtube channel.
This song is totally in Hebrew but the lyrics are very beautiful and meaningful:
I believe with complete faith in the coming of the Messiah. And even though He may tarry, nonetheless I will wait for Him.
May that be the prayer of all of our hearts!
Now, you are invited to join the linky party! Please share any posts that are related to the Feast of Tabernacles in the linkup below. If you don’t have a blog, please share a comment about what you and your family do for the feast! Please also visit the other hosts to read their posts!