Jewish people have three special celebrations in the course of the year. Passover usually takes place when Christians celebration the Resurrection of Jesus; Pentecost, which Christians celebrate as the coming of the Holy Spirit, and an autumn festival called Tabernacles. While there is no Christian celebration that is linked to this festival, we all recall our ancestors who made their way in the desert living in tents in that great journey from slavery to freedom called the Exodus. Jewish children have lots of fun making little tents around the house to recall the Exodus, and the tents that they made along the way.
In John’s Gospel, 1:14, he tells his that the Word (Jesus) pitched his tent among us! God is with us at every moment in his tent in our hearts.
The Saturday passages follow the reading list that Jewish people use in their synagogue worship throughout the world. They are taken from
“The Torah,” the first five books of the Bible from Genesis to Deuteronomy that are read each year beginning with autumn.
These Firestarters are from a new edition of The Bible Through the Seasons being developed for families with children. For the Firestarters in the original edition, I recommend the ebook. You will have the entire program of well over a thousand of these introductions with you on your phone or table! Check the menu options at the site for more information.