|The Castle is made of light!! So when it appears bright and
illuminated as the sky turns to night, I read a blessing and count the
day of the omer!!|
And from the day on which you bring the sheaf of elevation offering---the day after the sabbath--you shall count off seven weeks. They must be complete: you must count until the day after the seventh week--fifty days; then you shall bring an offering of new grain to the Lord. You shall bring from your settlements two loaves of bread as an elevation offering; --Leviticus 23:15~17a
The days counting up from Passover to Shavuot are very exciting.
The commandment to count the Omer comes in the reading portion we are in this week!
In the counting, it is so wonderful to realize the living cycle of God's calendar and feasts, and honor and marvel in His exquisite timing and eternal plan.
The count each day and the blessing are made when the sun goes down, just at night fall or any time after night fall.
In our city there is a castle made of light that goes on at night,
It's perfect, so when the lights of the Castle go on, we can count and make the blessing...
Today is 30 days, which is four weeks and two days of the Omer!
Blessed are You, Lord our God, King of the Universe, who has sanctified us with His commandments, and commanded us concerning the counting of the Omer.
May the LORD be gracious to us and and bless us. May He make His countenance shine upon us forever, that Your way be known on earth, Your salvation among all nations. The nations will extol You, O God; all the nations will extol You. The nations will rejoice and sing for joy, for You will judge the peoples justly and guide the nations on earth forever. The peoples will extol You, O God; all the peoples will extol you, for the earth will have yielded its produce and God, our God, will bless us. God will bless us; and all , from the farthest corners of the earth, shall fear Him.
Accept our supplication and hear our cry. You who knows secret thoughts.
Blessed be the name of the glory of His kingdom forever and ever.
(exerpted from the blessings and counting of the Omer,and Psalm 67)
Related posts on this blog for Counting the Omer, HERE
Related posts on this blog for Shavout, HERE