tabaski, oh tabaski...basically its alot of sheep.
once upon a time a man named abraham had a son, ishmael (and isaac). God had abraham sacrifice his son,ishmael. sad. just before the sacrifice was to be made, God provided a sheep instead. happy.
so to celebrate the Lord's provision, muslims celebrate once a year on the holiday known as tabaski.
a few weeks prior to tabaski sheep lots started going up. muslims rushed out to pick the best sheep their money could buy ($200-$1000). the sheep were thrown in the back of cars and trucks or strapped to the roof and happily delivered home.
|ram in the back of a taxi|
preparations were made for the big day well in advance, new clothes tailored, gifts bought, special dishes brought out. travel plans made to return to the village to see friends and family.
a bit nuts here in muslim country.
other side of the globe...
a fallen world seperated from God. sad. Jesus born to be our ultimate sacrifice to restore our separation from God. happy
so to celebrate God's greatest gift, christians celebrate once a year on the holiday known as Christmas.
picking out the christmas tree to bestow in the window. figuring out a way to get it home...
black friday christmas shopping, new outfits for Christmas pictures and church, Christmas lights and Christmas dishes, crazy holiday travel from one family to the next...
the sanity of a christian country?