Today will witness a convergence of events. The Feast of Tabernacles begins this evening, 15th Tishri (5775) and we will also witness a blood moon rising at 5.59pm Kota Kinabalu's time (Singapore about 7pm) - a total lunar eclipse, the second time this year (the first was on Passover, 14th Nisan). And it is also my 100th day in Sabbatical unto the Lord. I had stopped writing my book for a week since I had to prepare for my Atonement Day message but now today I have been writing the epilogue on "Pastoral leadership & Theological Education". It's up to 64,000 words. God's appointed Feasts are signs. Even in the Hebrew, it is God's appointed times, moed.
And the moon serves as a faithful witness in heaven (Psalm 89:37) and as a guarantee to the Davidic covenant that David's sons will sit on the throne of Israel forever. Now the Son of David has come, the Lord Jesus Christ who is Root of Jesse and the bright morning star. Perhaps the eclipse is a shadow of things to come. The moon is darkened or turned red (Matt 24:29 & Revelation 6:12) just before the great and terrible day of the Lord and the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ. (the photo: Succot: Courtesy of Jerusalem Post 8th October 2014).