Chapel: Yom Kippur
Today at chapel, we discussed that the purpose of chapel is to take time to focus on the Lord, connect with each other, and share school announcements. We’re happy to have the opportunity to come together and say hello! Chapel is a time to feed our spirits. So, we took a moment to focus and pray to the Lord.
We reviewed the three parts of the Feast of Tabernacles: Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, and Sukkot. Last week, we talked about Rosh Hashanah which is the celebration of the new year in the Jewish tradition.
Today, we discussed Yom Kippur, which is the day of forgiveness or atonement. This is the day when God forgives us. But you may ask-doesn’t God forgive us all the time? Of course, He does! However, just as there are seasons of weather, there are also seasons with God. This is the season of forgiveness!
This weekend there will be a march in Washington, D.C., at the Lincoln Memorial in which Christian believers are going to pray and ask the Lord for forgiveness. We unite with them! We need healing in the land and the people. We need the presence, intervention, and help of God. Join them in the spirit and pray with them. There is no time and space in the spirit, so we can pray now and be with them.
“If My people, who are called by My name, will humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” 2 Chronicles 7:14
Everyone brought apples and honey! We ate this sweet snack as outlined in the Jewish tradition. You feel cleansed after you’ve been forgiven. Apples represent a fresh crisp, new start, and honey is the hope for a sweet year!