I definitely had a LOT of questions the first time I heard of this Biblical holy day. One of the main ones being, “How could I have been a Christian for so long and never heard anything about this?!” Wow, that’s a post all in itself.
Here’s where it comes from in the Bible, Leviticus 23. It’s this chapter in the Bible that most of us Christians have never learned to pay a lot of attention to.
â€œâ€œSpeak to the people of Israel, saying, In the seventh month, on the first day of the month, you shall observe a day of solemn rest, a memorial proclaimed with blast of trumpets, a holy convocation.â€
( Leviticus 23:24 ESV )
There’s a Biblical calendar that can still be followed today and tonight marks the first day of it’s seventh month.Â From ancient times on this night a ram’s horn trumpet is blown. A thorough study of this holy day would sparkle with the symbolism and depth of meaning of the sounds of this horn breaking through the atmosphere.
A simple thought to grab on to however is this, this sound was a call to remember. To remember our Creator at the end of all, at the beginning of all, in the middle of all, now. Now is an especially holy day, a rhythm created by Creator God in order to echo His song throughout all our days.Â Can you hear it?
â€œâ€œBe still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!â€â€Â ( Psalms 46:10 ESV )