Previously: On holidays: the Day of Atonement, part three
As you know, this is my first year celebrating the Feast of Tabernacles for seven days. I am only in the second day of the Feast, and I have already learned some things to do differently for next year:
1) Start cooking and baking six weeks in advance;
2) Do not forget to begin cooking and baking six weeks in advance;
3) DO NOT procrastinate on cooking and baking in advance, LOL.
I used to begin baking for Christmas immediately after Thanksgiving, and this holiday, Tabernacles, is even bigger in God’s appointment book than Christmas. So it just makes sense that I would put as much effort into food preparation and decorating the house for Tabernacles as I used to for Christmas. But why didn’t I see that before? It is frustrating, sometimes, because in this area of holidays I am so indoctrinated into Gentile ways that these thoughts don’t even occur to me until after the fact. ::: sigh ::: Well, I am not going to let my ignorance and shortcomings mar my joy in celebrating the rest of this holiday. It is the foreshadowing of the marriage supper of the Lamb, and that is cause for rejoicing!
Update: continued in On holidays: the 8th Day of Assembly