…because the LORD your God will bless you in all your produce and in all the work of your hands, so that you surely rejoice.
Deuteronomy 16:15 I pray for the spirit of joy over your life, for the fulfillment of the true meaning of Sukkot in your and your family’s life, which is: the coming of the kingdom of God which will fill our beings with God’s eternal joy.
Feast of Tabernacles is a harvest season in Israel. There are specific fall fruits that decorate Tabernacles all across the country that carry a deep symbolic meaning, such as pomegranate which represents abundance, as well as God’s commandments that lead to living a blessed life.
An important tradition is the part of rejoicing and celebration. Simply because God put a great emphasis on Sukkot being a joyful feast.
Another tradition has to do with honoring our ancestors: the men of the Bible. When the tabernacle is built properly, according to God’s instructions, and dedicated to Him, tradition says that some men of the Bible will visit those Tabernacles. One of those men is believed to be Elijah, who interestingly enough represents the spirit of our Messiah. Another beautiful reference to how the Messiah eagerly desires to visit us in the dwelling place we build and dedicate to Him.
The Sukkot traditions are beautiful and are centered around families, when whole households sit together in their tabernacles as families, eating, praying, worshipping. In that context, Sukkot is all about celebrating God’s goodness and provision.
The Feast of Tabernacles lasts for a whole 7 days, and it is the time when the whole nation puts aside their daily problems and worries and only rejoices in this wonderful feast. It is a time to remember God’s goodness and blessings.