As a child, it always bothered me that we celebrated Christ’s birth at Christmas, but knew he wasn’t really born then and didn’t know when He was born. That didn’t compute in my inquisitive mind. Years later, I was thrilled to learn it was possible, with study of Scripture, a second witness in Jewish culture, and astronomy, to pinpoint Yeshua’s birth to the Feast of Tabernacles… when the Word became Flesh & Dwelt (the Greek word used means Tabernacled) among us! 😀
In Honor of Gabriel’s Visit, and the Conception of our Messiah;
I offer the following song written & originally performed by the Machens –
The Lord is With You
This is the best cover rendition I can find of it, and on the youtube page, has a link below and to the left for purchase of the album it comes from.
The first time I heard it, several years ago, while watching the Christmas in the Smokies drama at Dollywood, It resonated so deeply that I cried… and went home and searched and searched till I found who’d written it, and bought the album – which has lots of great songs in it, but this one remains my favorite!!
Here’s a private recording of the song in that show.
If you’d like to know a bit more about why I believe Yeshua was conceived during Hanukkah, and born at Sukkot/Tabernacles please see the following blog, and follow the links provided there.