Today is Rosh Hashana - the Jewish New Year. Jews believe today is God's judgment day, the day of each year God opens His Book of Life so that He can inscribe the names of the righteous and remove the names of the wicked. The Days of Awe (or the Days of Repentance) are the 10 days from Rosh Hashana to Yom Kippur. During these days, Jews believe they can intervene and change their own fate with God. They repent, pray, resolve to lead better lives, give to charity, and take part in good deeds so that God will inscribe their name in His Book. On Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement), Jews believe God completes His inscription of names and seals His Book of Life until the following year. The day is quiet as work ceases and cars, TV's, and radios are silenced. Many Jews often fast and visit the synagogue this day to mend one's ways in order to alter the judgment which they believe will ensure their salvation for the year.
Today for our tea time we shared sliced apples dipped in honey. This is a tradition Jews practice on Rosh Hashana as they offer one another blessings for a good and "SWEET" year. As we dipped our apples, Olivia and I prayed for the Jews. We prayed that their eyes would be opened to the "TRUTH." Jesus came to live and die for us so that we may receive forgiveness and we can be written in His Book of Life any day of the year.
We enjoyed our apple cider, apples, and honey and reminded each other of the "SWEETNESS" Jesus Christ gives us when we accept Him. Will you please say a prayer for the Jews of the world today, so they may come to know the One who came to save them first? (Romans 1:16)