The sukkah is a reminder of how God provided for the Israelites as they ate quail and manna in the wilderness, while dwelling in tents. One way to think of the Feast of Tabernacles is as a week-long Thanksgiving. It is a harvest festival, enjoying and giving thanks for God's provision.
Our first feast was tonight ... we had our block of neighbors over for a covered dish dinner. Yum! Fried chicken, biscuits with honey, corn pudding, mac & cheese, slaw, chicken wings, watermelon and chocolate chess pie. Of course we had sweet tea and lemonade. A Christian Sukkot, Southern style! Tomorrow night we have more friends coming over and a family gathering on Sunday.