I like Sukkot. Well, actually I like all the feasts…the moedim…the appointed times…of the L-rd. (I even like Yom Kippur and did my first Yom Kippur fast this year.)
What is special about Sukkot to me is that our Messiah Yeshua was born on Sukkot. What an awesome thought. Born on the first day and getting his b’rit milah (circumcision) on the 8th day (which is really Simchat Torah). Simchat Torah means the joy of the Torah. Yeshua is our living Torah, so how fitting that his b’rit milah would be on Simchat Torah!
Every time the Fall feasts come, I think of Yeshua’s coming return. At the last trump, He will call us up. The trumpets are blown on Yom Teruah…the Feast of Trumpets…and on Yom Kippur. What an amazing time to be alive, when there are so many signs of His soon return.
It used to be we would look to see if any headlines fit the prophecies in scripture. Now, it is like almost all of them fit in some way. And the more I learn of G-d’s calendar, the moedim and the phrases Yeshua used that His Jewish contemporaries would have understood, the more excited I get. The more I learn, the more in awe I am at how our Creator has given us so much information…if we will just study His word! So many things are pointing to His soon return.
We cannot do Sukkot outside. Between the potential for rain, bug bites and not having a space close to the house cleared off enough to use, we do Sukkot inside. Here are photos of our make-shift sukkah. Pardon the mess!