I was thanking the Lord that today was Pentecost, or Weeks, a day holy (holiday) to the Lord. In Lev 23, the days which are holy to the Lord are described, and the Hebrew word used to mean “feasts” is moedim, which means, an appointment. On the days which are holy to the Lord, God has made an appointment with His people. An appointment to do what?
The last time I read through the Torah, for some reason I decided to look up the phrase “tent of meeting” in Hebrew which occurs hundreds of times in the books of Moses. The tent of meeting was the place, the tabernacle, where Moses met with the Lord and talked to Him face to face. Imagine my surprise when I discovered what the Hebrew word was for “tent of meeting” was: moed. So the appointment God has made with His people, on His holy day, is an appointment to meet together.
To be together. To be in each other’s presence. To talk together. And I was thinking, how church people resist this notion of setting aside the holy days, such as Sabbaths (Saturdays) and the seven special feast days, to rest and focus on the Lord on those days, because they are loathe to obey a Law.
But I think if we see it as nothing more than obeying a Law, we are missing something beautiful. We are missing that GOD DESIRES US, that He desires to be with us, to meet with us, to communicate with us. And to facilitate that end, He has provided appointments, rest days, where we can shut out the clamor of the world and its obligations, and come away with Him, and soak in the pleasure of His presence. Where we can minister to each other; where we can pour out our love for Him in praise and worship, and He can pour out to us, whatever it is that He desires to give.
Don’t miss out on something beautiful today!