Senses Evoking the Sacred

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Leviticus 8:1-36

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The Tabernacle has been constructed, ready for worship to fill it. There is drama in the reading. Everywhere you look, all that you hear, feel, taste, touch and smell, evokes a sense of the sacred, the consecrated, the holy. These are words used to translate the Hebrew qadosh, that which has been cleansed, purified, and set apart for the Lord.

In Christ, you are more than the sons of Aaron. In the Holy Spirit, you are set apart in a special way for the things of God. The sweet aroma of the Lamb of God who died for you takes the place of all the bulls and rams of the old sacrifices that strain to make their way heavenward.

What daily rituals can you create that would increase the inner sense that your life is sacred and set apart for God?

The Reading for Today
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Consecrated with the oil v. 12
My life as a burnt off’ring v. 21
My hands lifted in off’ring v. 27
Keeping the charge of the Lord v. 35

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