We loved the feasts and festivals of CTG. As a matter of fact we continue to see correlations in the feasts and festivals as we read more of our Bible. I think they are some of the most meaningful moments we've had as a family. At times I felt a little confused but I just went with it and was amazed and blessed at the results.doubleportion wrote:I have started CTG this week and would love to hear specifics about how others did the feasts. In particular, the Sabbath. I am kind of feeling like I want to wait to start them until we have our feet wet with the rest of the organization of CTG.
I am feeling a little nervous about doing the feasts. My biggest thing is that I still don't see as much as I would like in the Celebrating Biblical Feasts that helps to point everything back to Jesus. I just don't want to get bogged down in the rituals of the feasts, but really see the way that all of this strongly directs us back to Jesus. KWIM? I like some of what I have read from Jews for Jesus and am considering getting some more material from them to give me a better understanding of how it all points back to the Messiah. Any one have any suggestions, ideas or experiences?
I specifically remember lighting the candles and repeating the words and my dd saying, "Mommy, that is just like Jesus. He's the light of the world." We could see in many of the symbols why Jesus used some of the word pictures He did. The Jews understood them because they we are part of their tradition and heritage and after doing the feasts and festivals we could see the word pictures too. When we did the sabbath we understood why God wanted us to have a day of rest. Our family had spent the entire day together, not rushing to and fro, but just being together and enjoying each others company. When we smelled the spices at the end of the Sabbath and were reminded that the Sabbath was to be a sweet memory, it was. There are many more. We still do Passover every year because we all treasured that time. It was great to not have every connection spelled out because I felt like it was a special message from God as we discovered the symbolism.
They are completely worth the time and energy. They will become memories and moments that you and your family will treasure.