Sukkot | The Feast of Tabernacles
Sukkot (pronounced Su-Coat), which is also known as “The Feast of Tabernacles,” is a biblical holiday that celebrates the end of harvest and God’s provision for the Jews in the wilderness after their exodus from Egypt.
Of the three major holidays prescribed by God in the Old Testament, only Sukkot has been traditionally overlooked in its connection to Jesus and the Christian life. Pesach (Passover) is remembered in connection to Jesus’ sacrificial death. Shavuot (Pentecost) is remembered in its connection to the beginning of The Church. And Sukkot is almost entirely forgotten. We’re changing this for three reasons:
1. Jesus used the two key parts of the Sukkot celebration to make two key pronouncements about himself (See John 7:37 & John 8:12).
2. Sukkot serves as a reminder of the transient and fragile nature of life.
3. Sukkot is a reminder of how we should value and long for God’s presence.