Sharing the joy of dwelling in a sukkah is made sweet with the fellowship of mishpocha – family! Saturday and Sunday evening, we had lots of fellowship with the family of God.
Everyone came with a decoration in hand to add their own special touch to the sukkah. After all, it is a family sukkah!
Look at this beautiful sukkah. All the precious decorations and all the precious people.
Ready for round two on Sunday night, the sukkah is patiently awaiting the arrival of our Torah study group. We are gathering to celebrate the season and to get reacquainted.
The group ended our studies mid summer and have been missing each other a lot! A lot a lot!
It is so amazing how the Torah of God draws believers together.
As I’ve mentioned before, this was the first year I built a sukkah and spent the week celebrating – either with friends and family or just me and the Lord. What struck me as so amazing, is that no matter with people, or without, the very air seemed filled with joy. It is such a special time.
As I sit this evening in the sukkah, hearing the echos of laughter that have filled this place, I think about the birth of our Messiah and the joy that fills our heart at the thought of what He did for us. Did you know that it is likely He was born during the festival of Sukkot? The thought of it adds even more joy, if that’s possible.
If you have never celebrated Sukkot, let me suggest you plan to do so next year. Even if you can’t build your own sukkah, be sure to join someone who has one. And if you happen to be in the neighborhood, be sure to give me a shout. I’d love to have you over for a very special time of joyful fellowship!