We’re Taking a Break! But Why?
The staff of Life, Hope & Truth will be traveling to and observing the biblical Feast of Tabernacles this month. Why? And what will it mean for the website?
Over the next two weeks, the writers, reviewers and editors of Life, Hope & Truth will join several thousand others observing fall festivals outlined in the Bible. Due to the travel involved in keeping these festivals, our offices will be closed and less new content will be added to this website during this time. The Daily Bible Verse Blog will continue, with scriptures selected to represent the themes of God’s fall festivals.
In early October we will all be back on the job, and you will again see new blogs, articles and video content being added to Life, Hope & Truth. The staff will be refreshed, inspired and eager to provide you with fresh material. We have several new and exciting developments that are coming to Life, Hope & Truth in the coming months.
One of the most exciting developments is the production of a brand-new e-magazine at the beginning of next year. Stay tuned for exciting announcements about that and be sure to subscribe to this digital magazine as soon as it is announced officially on this website.
Why are we feasting?
You may be wondering why we are taking a break during the last two weeks of September.
We observe the seven annual festivals outlined by God in Leviticus 23. Many assume these are Jewish feasts and not applicable to Christians today. We invite you to read our article “Christian Festivals” to see why these festivals are very much for Christians today.
These festivals are different in three major ways from the holidays popularly kept in mainstream Christianity:
- They are rooted in the Bible. Holidays such as Easter and Christmas are not found in the Bible and were not invented by God—but by men.
- They were kept by Jesus Christ, the apostles and early New Testament Church.
- They are filled with incredible symbolism of what God is doing. God’s plan to save mankind is revealed throughout these observances. Each festival symbolizes a unique step in God’s plan.
The dates of God’s remaining festivals for 2013 are:
- Feast of Tabernacles:
- The Eighth Day or Last Great Day: Sept. 26.
For a graphical explanation of the Feast of Tabernacles, visit What is the Feast of Tabernacles?.
Each one starts at sunset the night before. To learn more about these special festivals and how they apply to your life, request our free booklet From Holidays to Holy Days: God’s Plan for You.