It’s yet another season for us to congregate together, putting all else aside and focus on the blessings of the Lord which He has accorded us the whole year! During this season, we come together and rest at the feet of Jesus, to we learn from an array of preachers chosen by God.
In scripture, the Jews had the week in the Old Testament. God instructed the Israelites to live in tents for seven days (Leviticus 23:42) and the tradition continues to this day. Today in Israel, the week is marked by thousands of makeshift tents or ‘Sukkahs’ that people dine and sometimes sleep in. This serves as a reminder of God having led the Israelites by His presence in the wilderness as they lived in tents and how the Lord provided for their every need.
This feast also pointed the Israelites to a time when God would again ‘tabernacle’ with his people in the future and as John says, “the word became flesh and tabernacled among us”. John 1:14; It points towards a time when God will again tabernacle on earth, when Jesus comes and restores all things in accordance with the scripture: “Look! God’s tabernacle is now among the people, and he will dwell with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away” (Revelation 21:3-4).
Adventists use this opportunity to remind members of the fundamental doctrines of scripture and the blessed hope we have in Christ; He is coming soon. This year’s theme is “I will go and proclaim the three angels’ messages” in line with Rev 14:6-12.
See you at Nairobi Central SDA Church Camp Meeting from 2nd to 9th July 2022, either physically or virtually.