We often remember our God as the God who fasted in the desert, but do we know him as the God of great feasts?
From the very beginning, feasting and celebration was a mark of life with JHWH.
The Passover ( Leviticus 23:4-8) a celebration of remembrance of how the Jewish people left Egypt untouched by the death angel.
The Feast of the Unleavened Bread, this seven days long celebration during the Passover was also a great remembrance for the people that left Egypt in hurry and race to freedom. They celebrated by not eating anything leavened and by remembering the goodness of God at all times.
First Fruits celebration ( Leviticus 23:10) is a harvest festival, where the Jewish people honoured and celebrated God for his provisions.
Seven weeks after the First Fruits celebration came the feast of weeks of Pentecost where people were expected to bring their grain and bread offerings to the Lord.
Feast of Trumpets ( Leviticus 23:24) it’s a marvellous remembrance e of God wanting his people to rest.
Day of Atonement ( Leviticus 23:26-32) a day of repentance and sacrifice. There is no day to celebrate than the one where all of our sins were erased from the face of the earth and eternity by the perfect lamb of God, Jesus. ( Feast of Tabernacles or Booths Leviticus 23:34)
Let us not cease to celebrate and share the joy of salvation and new life with one another. The love and joy we share its what will make the world to give glory to God.