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Feast of Tabernacles (Sukkot) – Part 2

Camping with God

in the Wilderness…

grill2Mmm, mmm! Oh yeah! One of the joys of the modern camping experience is setting up the barbecue grill, stoking the fire till the coals are glowing and ready for the offering of some fine aged beefsteak or dad’s secret recipe for prize winning burgers. Some true outdoorsmen even prefer the offering on their altars of gastronomy from wild game they have snared and dressed. The culture of grilling is not reserved for the camper; many–even, perhaps, the majority of American suburban and country homes have a grill which serves as their own altar of holocausts to the god of “bon appetit.” I have not met a single friend who has that backyard or back deck grill who does not relish the all encompassing sensations of the sight, the feel, the scent and the taste of the outdoor grilling experience, all for the pleasure of tasting the product of their offering. The friends and family all gather around in rapt anticipation of the flavors of the meats grilled to their own liking on the fiery altar suspended over the coals. The blood and juices of the meats drip on the coals sending plumes of fragrant smoke into the air and igniting a momentary tongue of flame lapping upwards from the pit. Neighbors can smell the aromas for blocks…

…As you are reading this, you are probably asking what any of this has to do with the Feast of Tabernacles. In Part 1 of the Feast of Tabernacles, I featured the excitement of Israel’s celebration of their 40-year camp in the wilderness. They would remember it in the land of Israel by constructing booths in which they would dine and dwell for seven days during the Feast of Tabernacles. God ordained this practice as a memorial observance throughout their generations…

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