Friday, Sep 18, 2020
We don’t often think about snacks in the Bible, but surprisingly they’re there! While there were likely no cake pops or ice cream in the kitchens of our matriarchs and patriarchs in faith, they still had a sweet tooth—especially for honey! Do an online search of the Bible and read through more than 60 references to honey. Honey has become a symbol of God who can satisfy us with a most pure, joyful sweetness. The Jewish celebration of Rosh Hashana recalls the significance of honey, especially remembering how God cared for the Israelites in the desert by feeding them manna, which tasted like “wafers made with honey.” On this first day of Rosh Hashana, let us, with our Jewish friends, wish one another a good, sweet year ahead, trusting in the providence of God.
TODAY'S READINGS: 1 Corinthians 15:12-20; Luke 8:1-3 (447). “Accompanying Jesus were the Twelve and some women . . . and many others who provided for them out of their resources.”