On our bedroom wall hangs an old clock. It was here in the house when we moved in and being the minimalists we are and because it still worked- we kept it. I think it’s 1970’s era.
The second hand is loud. When I’m laying in bed at night in the dark the sound of it fills the room. You can’t help but hear it. I often wonder how loud it really is because I have about a 25% hearing loss in both ears. It must be really loud to normal ears.
Sometimes when I can’t sleep I lay there staring out into the blackness listening to the clock tick off the seconds. Sometimes I count the seconds-one minute, two..three…..
The clock speaks to me sometimes. I know that sounds ludicrous, but it does. It tells me that the ticks I hear are little pieces of my life that have passed, never to be seen again. Ticking off the seconds, minutes, hours of my life. A kind of count-down I guess.
The home we occupy once belonged to my sister-in-laws parents. The clock belonged to her mother who lived here alone for many years before she died. I have wondered if she ever lay in bed, staring out into the darkness listening to the clock ticking down the seconds of her life?
And to think-time was created for us. After we leave this earth we won’t need it anymore.
Thirteen days ago we started counting the Omer. Another cycle on the Biblical calendar. Until I really started studying the Biblical feasts years ago I never really realized how right and correct it is to observe them. They are part of the creation of “time” that was created for us.
You see-without them-time just passes. I’ve been on both sides of the fence. Before I began actually observing the Biblical Feast days time just sort of passed. Sure there were the human instituted days of Easter, Christmas etc…but they were filled with so much commercialism and such that it was hard to really hold fast to any spiritual significance.
My life changed when I began observing the Biblical Feast days. It changed radically. By observing this continual cycle that was created for us, time –my time and the passage of my “time” holds a constant air of excitement, of learning, of feeling a tangible part of this created Holy thing called” time”. I have realized that Observing the Biblical Feast days holds my “time” continually before the L-RD. It keeps me anchored and it’s hard to describe but, it helps me to feel and live and be continually surrounded by the “cloud of the L-RD”.
I know that will make zero sense to people who do not keep the feast days.
Once I learned and realized that the feast days, which flow continuously in a circle throughout the seasons, are shadows of the first and second comings of Yeshua (Jesus) – I didn’t want to go back to the way it was before. The way I lived before. There is SO MUCH packed into each feast day that it is absolutely mind blowing.
We started counting the Omer the day after Passover, on First Fruits. We count the Omer all the way until Shavuot (Pentecost). It was during this time that Yeshua was seen on earth after his resurrection. It is actually fascinating to study because there are prophetic implications to it. Actually -in all the feasts.
The Biblical Feast Days are kind of like my old retro wall clock. They tick off the seconds, minutes, hours, years in a continuous circle. They tell me of the great plan of salvation since the beginning of time. They also speak to me of the return of our KING and the world to come.
When I look out into the world…I see perhaps the world to come isn’t so far off.
Feasts of the Lord
23 And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, 2 “Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them: ‘The feasts of the Lord, which you shall proclaim to be holy convocations, these are My feasts.
4 “O Lord, make me know my end
and what is the measure of my days;
let me know how fleeting I am!
5 Behold, you have made my days a few handbreadths,
and my lifetime is as nothing before you.
Surely all mankind stands as a mere breath! Selah