Rejoicing can feel strange in such troubled times, yet it’s commanded during the Feast of Tabernacles. Reviewing the perspective given in Ecclesiastes—whose author experienced maximum physical pleasure yet found it akin to grasping vapor—and that of King David adds a layer of appreciation for the rejoicing we do at the Feast.
Beyond Today Presenter, United Church of God Pastor
Gary Petty is a 1978 graduate of Ambassador College with a BS in mass communications. He worked for six years in radio in Pennsylvania and Texas. He was ordained a minister in 1984 and has served congregations in Longview and Houston Texas; Rockford, Illinois; Janesville and Beloit, Wisconsin; and San Antonio, Austin and Waco, Texas. He presently pastors United Church of God congregations in Nashville, Murfreesboro and Jackson, Tennessee.