I am doing a series on the Biblical Holidays for my Wednesday night Bible study. This week will be looking at the Feast of Trumpets (Rosh Hashannah). In preparation I was standing in the hall blowing the shofar. Someone ran out of the office and asked, “What is that noise?”
Have to admit the question and response of the individual was very relevant. When the last trumpet sounds what will you be doing? Will you rush outside and look up with anticipation? Or will you run to ask: what is all the racket?(Let’s be honest that time is much closer than we like to think. We are given just so much time before the shofar blows).
The desert father Anthony shouted out, “Pay attention to what I tell you: whoever you may be, always have God before your eyes; whatever you do, do it according to the testimony of the holy Scriptures; in whatever place you live, do not easily leave it.”
Dear God let us be a people who watch, who serve, who praise without distraction, who listen for your coming and stay put doing Your work without the inclination to run. Let the trumpets blow here we are your people, your servants, we are on the path!. Amen!