by Cecile Cinco
Every year, the Feast of Tabernacles is the highlight for me and my physical and spiritual family. On the physical, that includes my widowed mother, five siblings and 11 nephews and nieces, in addition to my 3 kids and hubby.
It pictures the Millennium when Christ shall rule the earth. You might think it’s not for real but it’s there in your Bible. No human government will work the way we perceive it to work. There will always be greed, envy, strife, corruption, etc. We are looking forward to the time when the perfect kingdom will come and that is when Christ shall come the second time to establish His kingdom ON EARTH.
After that 1000-year reign, all the people who died from the time of Adam and Eve, even those people who died in the Great Flood during Noah’s time, will be resurrected. You shall see your loved ones who died, again. Everyone will be given the opportunity to learn about Jesus Christ and still be given the freewill choice to follow or not.
Every year, we are excited about this because we go to a place far from ours. We have often gone to Baguio City which I have been to since I was 2 months young! Since hubby and I do the hall setup (backdrop, PA system, etc.), we are going almost a day earlier. We’ll be traveling Tuesday night, sleep in the bus (6 hours of travel) and reach Baguio early in the morning. We setup the whole day and the night will be the Opening Night.
It will be a duration of 8 days (7 for the Feast of Tabernacles and 1 day for the Last Great Day) then hall set down and we will travel back to our respective places, “back to the world,” so to speak. Students and employees take their leave from school and work. I have, since my first grade. Good thing for me, my work is online. I can do my work anywhere without having to ask for an excuse of absence. I did ask for an excuse too when I was an employee. For the two times I was gainfully employed, it was barely a month of working that I left for the Feast. I was allowed to go, twice too. If I wasn’t allowed, I’d still go because I believe the Feasts of God comes first. It is His COMMAND. Whatever happens as a result, I believe He allowed it.
What do we do during those 8 days? Everyday we have service, learning the Word of God, eating of the spiritual food. The concentration, though, of the messages are more about the Feast and what it pictures and how are we relevant. We also have activities like Youth Day, Family Day, Festival Show, Dance Night, Movie Night and Seniors Night.
We also have people come from other countries who decided to spend the Feast with us. This year we have most coming from Australia and the USA.
My daughters are really excited doing the countdown. My youngest asked me last night why she can’t see the excitement in me and if ever I do get excited at all because she noted that she never saw me show my excitement. I said I am VERY excited. I just can hold it not to show on my face or my action because I rule my emotion. I rather let in show in writing, though. Before you think otherwise, I smile often. I control my laughter, though, because it causes my asthma to attack.
Popularity: 2% [?]