We are reading through the book of Nehemiah right now. Today we read about how the people had quit celebrating the Feast of Booths (or Feast of Tabernacles, or Sukkot), which God put into place as a yearly reminder of how they had wandered in the wilderness for 40 years after the Exodus.
Today’s “feast” was very simple. The kids made two sukkahs (booths) in the basement out of blankets and tables and couch cushions.
They dressed in their best Jewish garb and hid in their booths while I was making lunch. When I brought their feast down, they all jumped out at me and scared me!
They ate their feast (ham and cheese sandwiches, apple slices and water) in their booths, and had a great time!
We were so encouraged by our family devotions today! For a look at how the Lord spoke to us, check out the post on Counter-cultural mom blog.