Not too long ago, I wrote about our Feast of Trumpets celebration. I’ve been planning to share about our family’s Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur) observance, about a time of fasting, reflection, and rejoicing over the work of our perfect High Priest, Jesus. Instead, I have to share with you about my Yom Kippur meltdown.
Our family has always had an interest in experiencing the feasts of the Old Testament. We see it as another way to experience God and learn more about who He is. Since so much of the Old Testament was designed by God to foreshadow Christ and His coming, when we participate in Jewish feasts, celebrations, and traditions, we see Jesus in each one. Though we are not required to observe these things, we are blessed by doing so.
When reading the Gospels, we see that Jesus celebrated the feasts. Why not follow in His footsteps? Although traditions have certainly changed since His time on this earth, the principle and the theme of each holiday remains the same. And again, there is much to learn. Continue reading