The Counting of the Omer
God's Appointed Feasts (pt. 5)
Today's lesson explores the "counting of the omer."
This is a ritual that happens during the time between Passover and the next major holiday – the festival of Weeks. This holiday is called Shavuot in Hebrew or Pentecost in Greek.
The ritual is a 49-day countdown leading you to the Festival of Weeks.
In Jewish tradition, Pentecost celebrates God delivering a gift from heaven - the Torah - at Mount Sinai.
In Acts 2 - on the same holiday - God delivers another gift from heaven in the form of the Holy Spirit.
Each year, this celebratory ritual provides the opportunity to prepare ourselves and our communities to receive God's Word and his Holy Spirit once again during the "counting of the omer" that leads up to that holiday.
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