Greetings from Kalisz, Poland!
Today I arrived with five others from Italy, and tonight I will see my two year dream come true. The past two years I have been coming to the Feast of Tabernacles (Sukkot) here in Kalisz. The church here has 24 hour non-stop worship over the seven days of the feast. In two-hour time slots throughout the day and night, they have worship led by groups from all over Europe: two hours in Polish, then two in English, then German, then French, then Russian, etc. For two years, I have dreamed of bringing a worship team from Italy, and tonight they (we!) will bring worship for the first time in Italian. Yes, I’m still somewhat shocked that I will be part of the worship team. I’ll be singing as part of the chorus, and reading from the Bible in Italian. I will probably also dance.
The feast will begin in about an hour and a half, with the host church’s worship team. I am so excited! I’m not only excited about having Italian worship here at last, but I also know from experience that God shows up for His feast—that’s right, in the Bible, God tells Moses how to celebrate His Feast of Tabernacles (Leviticus 23:34), and it is a lasting ordinance (verse 41). But of course, we don’t celebrate because we have to. We celebrate because we love God and we love to worship Him. And with the right attitude, God shows up.
So, excuse me if this is short, but I’ve got to rest up because our session begins at 2 AM. God is good!