Prayer & Thanksgiving in the Waiting

From the Feast of Firstfruits, through the Counting of the Omer, and on the Feast of Weeks, God brought order from disorder and freedom from bondage, and His children learned the beauty of prayer and thanksgiving in seasons of waiting. Join us on the blog today for the full post on the season between feasts three and four.

Giving Our First and Best to Jesus

The feast of Leviticus 23:9-14, which was to be celebrated for the first time as the spring harvest was reaped in the Promised Land, provided the Israelites with a reminder that everything they had was from God and still belonged to Him. In offering the first stalks of the harvest and an unblemished lamb from the flock along with fine flour, oil, and wine, they acknowledged that apart from God they had nothing. They were dependent upon Him.

Be Still, My Soul

For most people, this day before Easter is traditionally filled with the bustle of preparations to celebrate Jesus’ Resurrection. We finish our shopping, bake sweet treats, iron our Sunday best, nestle plastic eggs in baskets, and in the busyness, we sadly forget the weight of this day nearly 2,000 years ago. Read or listen to today's post at Also find there the beautiful hymn "Be Still, My Soul" and artwork by Ellie Escobar.