Count to Fifty

This past weekend, we started the count from Passover to Pentecost:  50 days of counting the omer according to Leviticus 23.  It seems like an unusual command, but it is remarkable how challenging it can be just to count to 50, advancing one number each day. It is as if God is saying, “Here, I’ll give you an easy one.” Ironically, I tend to think it gets harder as we get more and more distracted by technology and the fast pace of modern life. This year, however, technology is on my side.

As it turns out, if you are counting the omer, there’s an app for that.