And there shall be a tabernacle for a shadow in the daytime from the heat, and for a place of refuge, and for a covert from storm and from rain. (Isa 4:6)

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Finally ..Tashlich

 Who is a God like unto thee, that pardoneth iniquity, and passeth by the transgression of the remnant of his heritage? he retaineth not his anger for ever, because he delighteth in mercy. He will turn again, he will have compassion upon us; he will subdue our iniquities; and thou wilt cast all their sins into the depths of the sea. Thou wilt perform the truth to Jacob, and the mercy to Abraham, which thou hast sworn unto our fathers from the days of old.
(Mic 7:18-20)

Rosh Hashanah was back in September and I have not yet shared with ya'all our blessed experience. We were planning on heading out  to visit my daughter when we realized that we were not ready yet. We wanted to make Rosh Hashanah special and needed to get out under Hashem's precious natural covering. So we took off locally in the RV for about 5 days on the river. My son and I have not had a like minded community in a few years. We have had fellowship with many families and gone to a congregation at times but have been without that true community to walk out Torah with. This was also the case on Rosh hashanah. Yet we were so blessed to be out in our RV for the first time actually camping out under Hashem's chuppah. On Rosh Hashanah we were blessed to perform tashlich. Tashlich is a Jewish custom of symbolically casting away your sins in preparation for Yom Kippur. It is about Teshuvah (repentance, turning to Hashem). We go to a body of water and cast bread crumbs into it while saying special prayers. My son and I of course also say personal prayers of repentance as well. This is usually done with a community. So there we were, no community of man but blessed with a gorgeous shore.

We had communion, communion with Hashem's creation, with nature, ducks, birds and Hashem Himself.

This is our view out and where we actually sat and prayed.
I must say this is actually my favorite spot that we have prayed and done Tashlich. The next day we were actually blessed with the company of my dear friend, who drove from Cali and camped out with us for a few days. 

We took some nice walks with the doggies and our dear friend down this path, our motor home is parked just at the beginning out of the pic.
 This trip gave us some idea of how things were going to work out in the RV. The animals did well, the tanks filled up fast, but that is expected in a tiny rig like ours. We will have to dump frequently if we have no hookups. However this trip was before we got our new tanks and re plumbed the kitchen appropriately so perhaps it will give us a bit longer. All in all we had no major problems and were extremely blessed. In fact we did not want to leave and go back to a house but there was still much to do on our RV and thus the sun went down on that trip. With oh such a beautiful sunset. (not the actual last day)

שלום ואהבה ישוע

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