In our study in Mark, we are seeing the close of Yeshua's first earthly ministry. It's not the end of the story.

The fall holidays are upon us, with all their rich symbolism of the age to come. They start with the Feast of Trumpets, Yom Truah, heralding the return of the King.

Then, to the Day of Atonement, warning a corrupt and fallen world about the advent of a holy and righteous kingdom. May all evil doers quake in fear.

Wrapping up the cycle is Tabernacles, promising a return of those blessed days when G-d dwells among his people, his glory and power evident to all.

Yeshua left us his magnificent gift of salvation, bought with his own blood. It is up to us whether we will give him all our allegiance, or if we will, instead, crave the temporary pleasures of this world, destined to perish.

Yeshua is coming back, of that there is no doubt. It is up to us to be fully ready when he appears in the heavens.

Loosed Terror stalks the night Redemption in the morning With the harsh blaat The shofar musters G-d's people for the journey Set free to travel In his company Through burning dessert To the promised land