Sunday, September 8, 2013
Feasts of the Lord
After careful study and prayerful consideration, our family decided to begin acknowledging the Feasts of the Lord. We recognize that these appointed feasts are Holy Days that God intended for His children to observe. Though Scripture no longer requires it of us, we are choosing to celebrate them and teach them to our children as a way to honor God, grow closer to Him, and see how God's prophetic plan of redemption has been fulfilled in the spring feasts and will be fulfilled in the fall feasts. The Feast of Trumpets began at sundown on September 4. After explaining the significance of this feast to our children, we lit candles, listened to the shofar being blown (online), then reflected on our own sins and prayed for forgiveness. We made a loaf of challah in the shape of a crown, too. The kids decided they wanted to have challah every week. My son pointed out that we would have to skip the challah on the Feast of Unleavened Bread, of course, because challah has leavening in it.