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Thursday, September 23, 2010

Let the Feasting Begin

This is our sukkah for 2010. What is a sukkah? A booth or tent ... for use during the Feast of Tabernacles. Scott and I enjoy celebrating the Leviticus 23 feasts, from Passover thru Tabernacles, because we don't believe they belong only to the Israelites/Jews. When God gave the instructions to Moses, He called them "My feasts" and said several times that they were to be an everlasting ordinance. Since we are the LORD's and the feasts are His, it makes sense to us to observe them. Also, Zechariah 14 foretells that the Feast of Tabernacles will be celebrated in Jesus's millennial reign. Watch this good video for a explanation of the remembrance this feast entails: .

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.


  1. I think it is so neat that you are celebrating the Old Testament festivals! Thanks for sharing!

  2. And I forgot to mention that I LOVE your quilts! You should do a post on them sometime!

  3. Wow, sounds yummy!! And I love the way you set up the place. Love, love, love the quilt. :)

  4. Thanks for commenting! I just got a new quilt for our bed, so both of these have been retired from daily service to use only on special occasions.