Sukkot

United States
October 7, 2015 9:28am CST
A friend wanted me to write about what I did this Sukkot. Sukkot is what some people consider a Jewish holiday (But if you read it correctly, it isn't anyone's holiday, it is one of the L-rd's feasts) and it represents the wandering in the wilderness because we camp out for 7 days. Unfortunately the place they had last year was taken this year, so instead of camping, they had a campfire at the pastor's house every night. The first few nights it was cold and rainy, but by Friday night, it was beautiful. Of course we had a special service at the beginning and last Shabbat was a High Shabbat because it is during the feast. That was amazing because we were watching one of my son's friends, so he got to go, my daughter and her boyfriend went because she is writing a paper on my "religion" (I put religion in quotes because I don't observe a religion, but have a relationship) and the group of church people who wanted to visit to learn more was the pastor and his wife whose church I used to go to. It was really good seeing them again. And of course we had a birthday cake for Yeshua (they spell it differently than I do and that is why it is not spelled the way I do) and as you can see in the picture it was very large, in fact too large that some of it was taken home by various people and I know there was still some left over. This is a time when we are commanded to rejoice and rejoicing, even when one doesn't feel like it, can change our attitudes real quick. So by the time the last day arrived, I was not ready to give it up, I wanted more. I really love these feasts, not because of all the food (we still have leftovers) or the good times, but the changes it makes in everyone.
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• China
8 Oct 15
It was really the high spot of the year for you,where people seethed with joy and you met many people unexpectedly .I don't know what you meant by saying " I don't observe a religion".I only remember you don't celebrate Christmas .
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• United States
15 Oct 15
I believe all religion, even Christianity, is man-made and only keeps people in bondage to man's rules. I see my faith as a relationship (like a father to a child or a husband to a wife) with our Creator. So I don't observe any |christian holidays, but the ones in the Bible that ARE NOT Jewish, if you read a good translation, it is His (G-d's) feasts, which means anyone who follows Him can and should (because if one follows Him, he or she loves Him) observe them.
• United States
15 Oct 15
I hope that made sense...If not, let me know and I will try to explain when I can.
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• China
16 Oct 15
@Carmelanirel2 It is too much for me to understand.What I want to know is if other Judaists do as you ,I mean they don't observe any christian holidays either .
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@gudheart (12752)
15 Oct 15
Sounds like a great time :D
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• United States
15 Oct 15
Hi @gudheart yes it is and actually this is the first time I spend Sukkot with anyone other than my immediate family because I live in an area where not many people observe this feast...and what a feast, I still have leftover food from it...
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@gudheart (12752)
15 Oct 15
@Carmelanirel2 I have never done so either ;D Wish I could experience it too .
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• United States
15 Oct 15
@gudheart You can. I don't know where you live, but if you find a local Messianic congregation, usually it is open to those who want to experience it. Last year, we were new and we only stopped by a couples times at the campground and once my daughter and her boyfriend stopped by too. This year, since we didn't have a campground, we had visitors who stopped by for one for the services.
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@simone10 (21657)
• Louisville, Kentucky
8 Oct 15
It does sound like you had a lot of fun and I'm glad to hear it after your busy school schedule.
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• United States
15 Oct 15
Yes, I can't wait until next year, hopefully by then we will have a camper so we can really go camping.
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@simone10 (21657)
• Louisville, Kentucky
20 Oct 15
@Carmelanirel2 Oh, I love to go camping! We were thinking of going next weekend and borrowing a friends camper but it is getting colder here and it would be too hard on our dogs. They are short haired and get cold easily, even with sweaters on.
• United States
21 Oct 15
@simone10 I don't know if I would take my girls, they can get crazy when they see something like another animal or even a motorcycle. Like last night, my neighbor and friend's husband came over to talk to my husband and when he took off, my girl went crazy with barking, if they were in a camper with those flimsy doors, I can see them tearing it right off.
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