Sadness and the Feast of Tabernacles

I have posted this ahead of time, but I’ve been there before. It is a good time, but it is also a sad time. The Feast of Tabernacles goes far too quickly, it seems.

The children of Israel were to make their booths of green palms and other trees. By now, they would be a nice color of brown. Each day, they would lose a little more green.

40And ye shall take you on the first day the boughs of goodly trees, branches of palm trees, and the boughs of thick trees, and willows of the brook; and ye shall rejoice before the LORD your God seven days. (Leviticus 23:40, King James Version)

15And that they should publish and proclaim in all their cities, and in Jerusalem, saying, Go forth unto the mount, and fetch olive branches, and pine branches, and myrtle branches, and palm branches, and branches of thick trees, to make booths, as it is written. (Nehemiah 8:15, King James Version)

It is a reminder that life is so temporary.

Some chide the Church of God because of the emphasis upon the “physical”. Yet, it is God’s design to tie them together. The physical is not the reality, but the physical points to the greater.

In spite of the great blessings of the Millennium, there will be a lot that will be physical. Going through the blessings, it talks of children playing in the streets, the great agricultural blessings and people of great age. The physical is real, and it is there to teach us something. However, it is the spiritual that is long lasting, permanent.

The physical world and the physical people alive during the Millennium are nonetheless physical. That situation is not meant to be permanent.

I wonder if 2/3 of the way through the Millennium how many of those who were in the first resurrection will sigh with a sense of nostalgia as well.

And yet, we all know now and will know then that greater things are just around the corner.

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