SLOW DOWN & CELEBRATE THE AUTUMN
While Christians are not required to observe these occasions [Colossians 2:16,17], we need to pay attention as they point to the profound realities found in Christ.
As the great Festival of Ingathering after the harvest, one of the main biblical themes of Tabernacles was provision.
Israel was commanded to build temporary shelters to live in during the seven days of the festival as a reminder of their ‘camps’ in the wilderness. They were to remember the time when they were nomads, when, as a formally enslaved generation, they learned to trust the God who had delivered them to provide for their basic needs.
But the wilderness was temporary; their destination was a land ‘flowing with milk and honey’.
The Feast of Tabernacles was to be the celebration of the amazing, abundant provision of God, embodied in the great harvests from a land watered by ‘rain from heaven’—while remembering His faithfulness during their training period.
Think of the blessings for Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden; the favour poured out on the Patriarchs, on David and Solomon, on Daniel and Hezekiah, and a host of others.
And God’s abundant supply is our place of rest.
Why not record what you notice of God’s amazing provision, on the prepared sheet from the Autumn Collection. Click below to download.
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