This past Sunday evening, we sited the New Moon of the 7th Month from our farm in TN. It was a beautiful sight! The sliver was very large and had a hue of red. It was a very dramatic presentation , itawas a colorful sky that was parted for hwat seemd like the special event for those who where looking, it only lasted about 5-10 minutes. We all had a chance to blow the shofars and even had the delightful addition of a trumpet this year as our friend brought his. We were so thankful because it has been raining and over cast here with thick cloud cover for a week. For days in a row, we witnessed the thick gray cloud covered the sky, it seemed VERY unlikely we would sight the moon that would mark the first of YHVH's Fall Feasts and initiate the counting of the other Appointed Times. We go officially by the siting in Jerusalem, but we always try to site it where we are as an act or worship and obediance as we practice what YHVH has taught us to do in His Scriptures. Some day we will see it in the Homeland as it was originally intended. Going through these motions are packed with object lessons, practical and spiritual and we would not trade it for any predertermined Rabbinic dates or decorated pine tree in the world! :-) (No offense intended.)
We wished we had taken a picture of it (especailly since we had a professional photographer in our midst!), but we were so caught up in the moment - it didn't happen.
Does anyone else have moon sitings they would like to share for this special day? I would love to hear them.
Welcome to Home Shalom!
Welcome to Home Shalom and Shalom Farm. We pray your visit here be blessed. We are learning to walk in the Ways (Torah) of our Father YHWH and follow Y'shua, His Messiah until He returns to "set things straight". We call it a "Messi-Life". Our walk is neither tidy nor perfect, but it is filled with passion, devotion and desire to serve our King. We are learning to be humble servants, and to be good stewards of the things that He has entrusted to us: His Word, our marriage, our children, our family, our community, our health, and our farm. Hitch your horse and stay a while--our door is always open!