Once In 28 Years: Blessing of the Sun
Wednesday, April 8th, 2009, Erev Pesach (Eve of Passover), we celebrate a once in a 28 year accordance- when the Sun returns to the exact position in the sky as when it was created, during the 6 days of creation. What meaning might this have for us?
It is a time to thank God for his creation, and admire His handiwork. The Jews recite a blessing called “Birkat Hachamah:”
“Blessed are You, Lord our G‑d, King of the universe, who reenacts the works of creation.”
Here is a complete explanation here:
In terms of other calendars:
The solar cycle is a 28 year cycle of the Julian calendar with respect to the week. It occurs because leap years occur every 4 years, and there are 7 possible days to start a leap year, making a 28 year sequence.
On the Gregorian calendar, there is a cycle of 400 years
The Mayan calendar has a 5125.25 year cycle.
Does this new cycle (206) indicate the initiation of other new things for us?
With the dire reports regarding world events, will it be our last time to thank Him, or does it remind us that God is always there, that creation will continue, and there will be a cycle 207?
It is interesting that it takes 3 sets of 7 years to accomplish the sun being in the same position as before. 7 seems to be a recurring theme in the bible.
In the Book of Revelation, there are
Daniel’s prophecy mentioned 70 weeks, and a last week (7 years) as a significant time.
The Moon also takes 28 days to orbit the earth. So there is the 28 number again.
God does have a way of being precise about his timing of events, even if they, at first, seem to be a mystery to us.
For those interested in God’s perfect timing, this April 7th, 2009, then would indicate a significant “start time” for something that is planned, or predicted.
If Erev Pesach, April 7th, 2009 is the beginning of the first 7 years, then the midpoint of that 7 years would be about October 7th, 2012.
Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles) in 2012 will start on Monday, the 1st of October and will continue for 7 days until Sunday, the 7th of October. So the 3 ½ years would end on or about the last day of the holiday.
Starting Erev Pesach, what could be significant about the first 7 years, the second 7 years, and the third 7 years? ….. Or maybe just the first 7 years? That is enough to think about!
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