Then in Exodus 25 – 31 we learn how intricate each item the Lord had the Israelites make for the Tabernacle. From what the item was made from such as acacia wood for the table with measurements from God Himself. The lampstand of pure gold having an almond flower buds and blossoms shape into the gold, using the pattern shown to Moses by God on the mountain. Even the animals that were needed to be sacrificed required specifically high standards to be accepted by God. All of this points to what His son was going to do in atoning sin once and for all.
So here we are, with the ability to accept such a wonderful sacrifice that our heavenly Father gave to us by the gracious gift of His Son Christ Jesus. Jesus was without blemish, He was fully human having dealt with everything we have had to face in our lives today. Yet He gave Himself over to serve as a living sacrifice for all of mankind, so that we could have a living and loving relationship with our God. As I have been in prayer over the last week I still have trouble realizing the magnitude of such a gift. Would I be able to lay down my life for another? For my family of course, but could I for a stranger or even an enemy? By receiving this gift we are given the opportunity to share it. The simple truth is that we are called to love those that God places in our lives, the good the bad the ugly and see them through His eyes not our own. With God’s love in us we are able to walk in more grace and love than ever before.