The Days Of The Lulav

19 Nov

The Days Of The Lulav….

To celebrate Sukkot, the Feast of Tabernacles, the Lord commanded the people of Israel to come with branches and fruit. Jewish people to this day celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles carrying three specific branches: the Palm Branch, the Myrtle Branch, and the Willow Branch.

Together they are called the Lulav. Why? During the Feast of Tabernacles, the Hebrews gave thanks for their wilderness journey to the Promised Land.

The myrtles reminded them of the mountains they passed by, the palm trees of the desert plains, and the willows of the brooks that gave them water.

The Promised Land is a symbol of the place where God’s children are heading, towards Heaven – and the wilderness is this life we go through to get there.

So don’t disparage or despise this life but be encouraged and walk on. For in heaven, you will give thanks even for those valleys. Its mountains kept us hoping, and its valleys reminded us that we weren’t home yet.

Learn the mystery of the Lulav and remember, in Heaven you’ll be giving thanks for the heavenly road you’re walking upon right now on your way to the Promised Land.

Whatever you’re going through today, celebrate the Lord’s presence, in your valleys, your mountains, your good moments and bad, use it all to glorify and worship the Lord.

Walk daily with God at your side!

Love always,

Ed

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