|Posted by Messiahs Truth on September 29, 2012 at 10:00 PM|
"He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength. Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall: But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint." [Isaiah 40:29 - 31.]
Sukkot is not only a season of 'gathering' it is also a season of protection. Have you ever seen a chicken protecting it's chicks or an eagle protecting it's eaglets? It's wings cover it's little ones and the little ones scurry to hide under it's wings.
This is a picture of Sukkot where the 'little ones,' the children of Israel spend their effort scurrying around preparing to 'hide' in their booths; their tabernacles; their sukkahs of cloth and branches, representing the covering of Elohim; the wings of Elohim.
As we run to YHWH individually; as a family; as a nation [Israel]; as the bride of the Messiah during Sukkot, we stand in hope waiting, huddling together under the mighty wings of our Father, our creator, our King. And as we draw close to Him, our strength is renewed, our cares are calmed and our fears fade away.
Our strength and courage through Torah rises and we begin to mount up, we are lifted up on His wings on the realization of who He is.
And as we trust and obey [shema] Him we will be able to run through the wilderness of tribulation and not be weary and not faint.
Through trust, obedience and through the observance of Sukkot and ALL of His festivals and instructions, YHWH Elohim is teaching us to hope, trust, be patient and endure. He is teaching us to wait on Him.