Thursday, September 25, 2008

Shofar So Good

Our next feast celebration is coming up. Rosh HaShanah or Feast of Trumpets is the Jewish New Year and the first of the Fall Feasts. I get to wake up the kiddos every morning for ten days with a blast of our "shofar" and this reading:

"Awake, you that are sleepy, and ponder your deeds;
remember your Creator and go to Him for forgiveness.
Don't be like those who miss reality in their hunt after shadows,
and waste your years in seeking after vain things
which can neither profit or deliver.

Look well to your souls and consider your deeds;
let each one of you forsake His evil ways and thoughts,
and return unto the Lord,
so that He may have mercy on you."

From Mishneh Torah by Moses Maimonides
Printed in Celebrating Biblical Feasts by Marth Zimmerman

Rosh Hashanah is a call to wake-up spiritually. The Hebrew 4 Christians site has more information if you're interested and you can hear a real shofar. It's beautiful!

Here the kids are making their shofars. Although after hearing the haunting, timeless sound of a real shofar these were a little bit of a let down. Leisl wants a real one--soon! I better work on the cardio so I can blow it! hee hee

Awake, sleeper, and arise from the dead,
And Christ will shine on you.
Eph 5:14

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

In the spirit of Rosh Ha Shanah, song #2 on the CD I made for Brigitta is called "All Things New" by Andrew Peterson. The chorus is "Rise up oh you sleeper awake. He makes all things new".

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