What does it mean?
By Michael Rood
Now that Passover, the Feast of Unleavened Bread, and Firstfruits have concluded, we are in the midst of counting the Omer. As it is commanded in Leviticus 23:15, we are counting seven Sabbaths, or fifty days from Firstfruits. These fifty days bring us to Shavuot, the final spring feast.
Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread remind us that YeHoVaH is our salvation. Shavuot is when we remember the giving of the 10 commandments and entering the covenant with YeHoVaH. We remember the journey through the desert from Egypt to Mount Sinai. And each year we are counting our own journey of faith, remembering our salvation and our dedication to the Almighty as one of his people. Also, of course, we are counting the resurrection of our Messiah to the gift of the Holy Spirit.
As you count this year, may you recognize that you are on a journey – a journey that leads to life everlasting. May you feel the joy of freedom from slavery and the peace of knowing your Savior lives. May you understand the significance of what the Messiah has done for you and the gift you have of walking in the Spirit.