Wake up calls.
As much as they may jolt us, wake-up calls are a very good thing. It is a way of ensuring that we do not miss out on the important events of the day. It gets you out of bed, no matter how dark it is.
Long before there were iPhone Weather Warnings to jolt you out of bed, there were roosters and ram’s horns to do the job.
That would do it, don’t you think?
What does this have to do with a purposeful life, you ask? Today is the beginning of the Jewish holiday of the Feast of Trumpets, or Rosh Hashanah. I posted last year about how this holiday is a wake up call for us. (Instead of a rooster, the object lesson for this holiday was a ram’s horn, which was equally annoying.) Although lesser known, this is in some ways the most exciting original holiday of all, because it is one of 2 that are still unfulfilled. Think about it:
- The feast of tabernacles was fulfilled with Jesus came to earth and born in a makeshift home (hypothesis). It was fulfilled in spirit, though not on the actual date, when He went up to Jerusalem on Palm Sunday while palm branches were waved.
- The Passover was fulfilled with Christ’s death and resurrection.
- Pentecost was fulfilled when the Spirit came into us.
- That leaves the Feast of Trumpets and the Day of Atonement. This is when Jesus will come back to a trumpet blast and we will stand before His throne.
Here is a better description of the holiday and its symbolism: OPL – The Ultimate Wake-Up Call
No matter how dark this world gets, we know we have the Light in us. Let today be a wake-up call that we can be secure, because He is coming back someday!
Free Printable for how to celebrate: | Rosh Hashanah 2015 |
“May your name be inscribed in the Book of Life for a good year.” Perhaps we will celebrate it next year in Heaven!