NOW IS IMPORTANT,TOO!
Lev 23:33 And Yahveh spoke to Moses, and this is what he said,
Lev 23:34 “Speak to the people of Israel, and this is what you should say, On the fifteenth day of this seventh month and for seven days is the Feast of Huts to Yahveh.
Lev 23:35 On the first day will be a holy convention; you will not do any ordinary work.
Lev 23:36 For seven days you will present fire offerings to Yahveh. On the eighth day you will hold a holy convention and present a fire offering to Yahveh. It is a solemn assembly; you will not do any ordinary work.
celebrating the temporary
The feast of huts gave the Israelites the opportunity to celebrate their transit in the desert on their way to permanence in the promised land. Those of us who are goal-driven need to stop and figure this out. We are accustomed to thinking of life as a search for the ultimate. God does have an ultimate destiny for those whom he has called to himself. But he is also very much interested in our next breath, and our next step. None of us have arrived at our ultimate destiny, but it is a comfort that God wants us to celebrate the present in addition to anticipating the future. It is all the same to him.
LORD, show us how to stop and celebrate our relationship with you today.