Thursday, September 9, 2010
Rosh Hashanah - Happy New Year!
Rosh Hashana is a high Holy day. An "extra Sabbath" this week. A day to thank Abba Father for His many blessings, and, to ask His blessing on the new year to come. Last night we lit the Sabbath candles, and "took communion" - Kiddush - to host in the new year. We prayed together and separately that the LORD will protect us this year and make us a blessing to others.
Above is another of my paintings. A Torah scroll, opened to the ten commandments. I painstakingly copied the commandments letter-by-letter, in Hebrew, just as the anciect scribes were required to do with the entire Torah. Rosh Hashana is the day of Teshuva - repentance and the turning back to Torah... Not quite the same as the revelry of "opposite world".
We are going to the beach today. We're taking a picnic lunch and lots of food for the fish and ducks.
And our devotions books (communing with each other and God on a beach all to ourselves is awesome!)
When we come home this afternoon we will watch a movie and graze on various snacks in the fridge and cupboards. Relaxation. Meditation. Adoration.
Shanah Tovah! (Happy New Year!)
Shalom y'all, Twyla