Observe the festival of Shavu‘ot with the first-gathered produce of the wheat harvest, and the festival of ingathering at the turn of the year.

Exodus 34:22

The festival of Shavu‘ot arrived, and the believers all gathered together in one place. Suddenly there came a sound from the sky like the roar of a violent wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. Then they saw what looked like tongues of fire, which separated and came to rest on each one of them.

Acts 2:1-3

Today is the 50th day of counting the Omer. This is the moment that this counting process has been working towards. For believers, Messianic and Christian, this day has a dual focus. All of us are to recognize the harvest, both literal and metaphorical, that comes to us through the Torah. And we are to recognize the giving of the Blessed Holy Spirit of the Living God to His disciples, waiting for Him at Solomon’s Colonnade of the Temple, called the House, in Hebrew. This a time of celebration, a time of joy. I pray you welcome this joy into your hearts.

Abba B’Shamayim. Thank you for allowing us to count the Omer, even though we have faltered in keeping an accurate count. I thank you for bringing joy into our hearts and lives, as we celebrate this occasion, this opportunity to worship you, through our actions. B’Shem Adonai Yeshua, Mashichainu.

By heartformessiah

Dr. Michael Wodlinger is a Messianic Jew, living in Quebec, Canada. He has been a university professor and a rabbi of a Messianic Fellowship.

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