Holy Convocations

No, this is not a batman expression. Rather, Holy Convocations are feasts! They are celebrations. I had to look up the word. A “convocation” is “a group of people gathered in answer to a summons; assembly; a formal assembly at a college or university, esp. for a graduation ceremony; an assembly or meeting.”

God is issuing the summons. He’s asked us to gather frequently and regularly and hold appointed feasts or holy convocations. A common thread woven throughout these gatherings is this – there is not to be any ordinary work done during these celebratory times. Why? It would detract from the very reason He has us here, the very reason He made us, the very purpose of our lives which is to love Him and love others. A lawyer asked Jesus, “which is the greatest commandment?”. Jesus sometimes would answer a question with a question. Not here. Jesus is quite direct, in fact you could say He offers up a two-point sermon comprised of forty one words. The title of the message? The Great Commandment – “you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: you shall love your neighbor as yourself.”

Holy Convocations. Celebrations. Parties. No other work to be done. Just celebrate God and celebrate each other. How about taking your Labor Day celebration to a new level this year? How about turning it into a Holy Convocation?