The Biblical feast of Shavuot is known as the Day of Pentecost, the Festival of Harvest (Firstfruits), as well as the Festival of Weeks. This important feast commemorates 7 weeks (or 50 days exactly) from Passover, which is why it is called Pentecost (“Fiftieth day” in Greek), and it is to celebrate the firstfruits of the harvest.
After Yeshua rose from the dead, He told His disciples to wait for what God was about to do. So it was no coincidence that He waited until the 50th day and poured out His Holy Spirit on the believers in Jerusalem on the Day of the Harvest (“Shavuot” – Pentecost)
Many times Yeshua spoke and emphasized the topic of the Harvest, saying the fields are white and ready for Harvest. He told us to pray to the Lord of the Harvest to send out workers into the fields. We are the harvest workers that we pray God sends out into the fields. It is our calling, to be the hands that gather His harvest.
Jesus said: “Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.” — Matthew 25:40
If we truly want to do something worthy for God, the answer lies in the kindness we can offer our fellow men, the least, those who need us most. This Shavuot, as we celebrate God’s harvest, we want to ensure we remember those who are still out there in the fields, waiting to be reached, gathered and brought to the Lord. That can be accomplished through the love of Christ we reflect through acts of kindness.
As such, we will be supplying 150 families of Ukrainian and Russian Jewish refugees in our neighboring town of Nof Hagalil with special Shavuot/Pentecost food boxes, so that they can enjoy this special Biblical feast in the way it was meant to be. This project will also serve to build strong new relationships between Arab and Jews in our area, and demonstrate the love of Jesus to these dear ones in a real and tangible way.
Would you consider sowing into the Lord’s harvest in the Land by supporting our humanitarian relief project this Shavuot season? For $30, you will supply 1 family with a Shavuot food box, or perhaps you or your church would like to bless multiple families? Thank you and God bless!