Friday, November 09, 2007

Christ our Mercy Seat

Many of you know that I am going to a women's Bible study entitled A Woman's Heart, God's Dwelling Place. It's written by Beth Moore. If you have not done any of her Bible studies, I urge you to get involved in one. God has truly gifted her and no matter which one you do, you will indeed be blessed!

We are coming to the close of this Bible study and I'm going to be sad to stop studying the Tabernacle and its earthly representation to us of a heavenly reality. It is incredible what I have learned about the Tabernacle of the Old Testament and its representation for us of Christ's atonement of our sin. I feel so blessed, awed and humbled to have God reveal to me this Truth. How God loves us!!!

It amazes me the order and detail in which He creates everything. Picture this with me: God watching the Tabernacle moving in the wilderness after the Israelites' exodus from Egypt. The different tribes were set up around the Tabernacle so that as He would have looked down upon it, He would have seen the image of the cross. Then, as we move forward in time, picture with me Christ being our veil, a covering for us. And on the day of crucifiction as the veil in the Tabernacle was torn, Christ's body was also torn. For me, for all of us! How heartbreakingly beautiful that God loves us that much!