Just as the sixth day of the week is the preparation for the seventh, the Sabbath, so also the sixth month of the year is the preparation for the seventh, the month of the fall feasts. Well, we’ve just started Elul, the sixth month of the year. Only a month to go!
What feasts are coming up on the calendar… and why should we care?
In the Bible, especially in Leviticus 23, you can read about the feasts that God ordained for Israel to keep. The fall feasts include
- The Feast of Trumpets
- The Day of Atonement
- The Feast of Tabernacles
These feasts are not only fun; they are also a great opportunity for parents today (just as then) to teach their children about God and His ways. Exodus 12:25-27 says,
“And it shall come to pass, when ye be come to the land which the LORD will give you, according as he hath promised, that ye shall keep this service. And it shall come to pass, when your children shall say unto you, What mean ye by this service? That ye shall say, It is the sacrifice of the LORD’S passover, who passed over the houses of the children of Israel in Egypt, when he smote the Egyptians, and delivered our houses.”
Following are some links that you can use to learn about the fall feasts and how to celebrate them with your children.
If you’ve celebrated the fall feasts with your children and would like to share ideas with others, please share in the comments below.