If you have never gone camping, ask your parents to take you camping for a weekend. You’ll enjoy the nature God created and you’ll be able to see the starry sky at night.
The Israelites spent forty years camping. They lived and slept in tents in the desert. And they depended on God’s protection day and night.
One day, God told Moses that even after their exodus through the desert ended, the Israelites were to celebrate several feasts to remember how God had cared for them and led them through the desert after coming out of Egypt.
One of those feasts was the Feast of Tabernacles. It’s also known as the Festival of Shelters or Booths, or also Feast of Ingathering. This feast of gratitude to God lasted seven days. It was celebrated in the fall, when the harvest of the fruit trees and fields was gathered, for which they also thanked God.
Years after the exodus, the Israelites traveled to Jerusalem, collected tree branches and leaves to build their shelters, and slept outside for a week.
Would you like to build a shelter with tree branches and leaves like the Israelites did?
If you can’t build one, draw one in your Prayer journal and make a list of things you are grateful to God for.