In Reverence and Gratitude

October 9, 2019 is Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the Jewish year. It is the Day of Atonement a day where faithful Jews ask God for forgiveness for their sins to secure their fate. Some will avoid working and some will implement fasting and prayer. Worship services are held and the machzor (a prayer book) is read as prayers are recited. After the service ends a shofar (a rams horn) is blown signaling the end of Yom Kippur.

As Christians we know that Jesus made the ultimate atonement for our sins on the cross however we can still exercise the principles of Yom Kippur. By extending grace to those who have hurt you, or spending time in prayer, or giving to someone in need, and or a day of fasting focusing on God and seeking His direction. Such actions center us and serve as a reminder of God’s presence in our lives and our love and fear of Him.

“Therefore let us be grateful for receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, and thus let us offer to God acceptable worship, with reverence and awe,” Hebrews 12:28