Sukkot: Feast of Tabernacles
Sukkot means “booths,” or “tabernacles,” and this week-long holiday is also known as the Feast of Tabernacles. It is a joyous harvest festival and a reminder of how God sustained the children of Israel during their wilderness wanderings. The people were to dwell in temporary booths, and to rejoice over God’s provision as well as his presence. Many Jewish people still build booths in their yards or synagogues for this holiday, and take their meals in these temporary dwelling places.
As you’ll see in this section, Sukkot is a powerful reminder of how God tabernacled with us in the past, how he continues to do so today and how he will ultimately dwell with us forever, through Yeshua (Jesus) who lives and reigns in the hearts of those who believe in him. The Feast of Tabernacles also contains two powerful elements, water and light, that foreshadowed Messiah, who is gives us Living Water and who is the Light of the world. There’s much to unpack regarding Sukkot and you’ll want to “camp out” in this section for awhile.
Poetry & Stories
- A Sukkot Poem That
Won’t Win Any Awards
But the Author Enjoyed
Writing It by Anonymous
- Joy at Sukkot by Susan Perlman