“Blessed are the people who know the joyful sound!
They walk, O Lord, in the light of Your countenance.
In Your name they rejoice all day long,
And in Your righteousness they are exalted.
For You are the glory of their strength,
And in Your favor our horn is exalted.
For our shield belongs to the Lord,
And our king to the Holy One of Israel” (Ps. 89:15-18).
The sun has set in NC, so the Feast of Trumpets and High Holy Days have begun. When Jesus was a boy, He would walk for 6 days to get to Jerusalem – that is how important it was for family and friends to make the journey. 10 days of worshiping the Father and listening for His voice.
“But the LORD God called out to the man,“Where are you?” Gen 3:9
Jewish sages say that in the days leading up to the High Holy Days, Abba comes down to earth and wanders among His people as He did during the days of the Garden for this is the day of Creation. 5781 years ago – the Day He drew a deep breath and spoke, “Light Be!” So He comes. Calling to His children to return to Him. Wanting them to seek His face. Missing His friends and wishing they could walk together as they once did long ago.
“Where there is no vision, the people cast off restraint; but blessed is he who keeps the Law.” Prov 29:18
Yeshua Ha-Mashiach brought us a vision 2000 years ago. He walked among us with power, signs and wonders or we would call them – miracles. A reminder that Abba’s desire is always to walk with us. A reminder that as we look within, seek deep introspection, and find our knees in repentance that Jesus stands beside us, His hand resting on our head, and the Father doesn’t have to ask any longer, “Where are you?”
Blow the shofar.
Light the candles.
Eat the Bread.
Drink the wine.
Sing praises of Awe to Him who continues to seek us even in the dark of the night because He misses us and loves us beyond comprehension.