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Letter From Dan Preston - August 14, 2020

Letter From Dan Preston

August 14, 2020

Good evening brethren and Happy Sabbath!  Last week's memory verse was 1 Timothy 6:6 (NKJV), "Now godliness with contentment is great gain."  Read below and I promise to offer three times a clue for this week's memory scripture!

Are you feeling okay?

If this question was commonplace before, it's surely something you hear every day now.  If you sneeze, cough or just look at someone for more than a split second, they'll likely asking you if you have any symptoms of COVID.

Fortunately, it seems we may be seeing the beginning of the end of the Coronavirus.  Most metrics are indicating a steady decline: The number of active cases, the percentage of positive tests and most importantly, the number of deaths.

An illness you can live with

But as this virus and the fever associated with it is beginning to end, a new one is just around the corner.  Or, at least within the church.  Have you started to feel it? I have and it was brought on by a reminder in scripture that three times in the year, we are to keep a Feast to the Lord.  That's right, I've got Feast Fever!

The good news is that this particular fever is not deadly - in fact, it's healthy - spiritually healthy!  God's plan is outlined through His Feasts as encouraging mile posts on our yearly journey through the Holy Days.  What a wonderful way to keep us all spiritually healthy throughout the year!

The cure

And although this fever isn't bad to have, the cure for it is even better.  The cure is to make sure we gather three times (or seasons) in the year to actually keep the Feast.  We've already kept the Feast of Unleavened Bread and Harvest, or Pentecost, now it's almost time to keep the Feast of Ingathering!

The Feast of Trumpets and Day of Atonement are just around the corner, and believe it or not, the Feast of Tabernacles begins 7 weeks from tonight.  As the Fever begins to rise, let's make sure we are preparing to go take part in the cure!