Today is the Sabbath! A sweet day of rest to spend with the Savior and family.
Today we continue another day growing through lent as we do our Lent/Easter tree. Lent Day 5 – Ornament: Farm Tool – Today we will be sharing the story of Abraham and Sarah from Genesis 12. (Can you guess where I got my farm tool? HL of course;)
Chapter 13 was a hard read, but 14 brings hope as a lepr can be cleansed and restored. This reminds me of the work of Mother Theresa. My cousin recently returned from spending time in missions in India in one of Mother Theresa’s homes. Oh the stories she told on her return. She lived with an Indian family who didn’t speak English AT ALL. BUT…guess what? Before she left to return the states last summer, the family professed their faith in Christ! Our actions and the way we LOVE will speak so much louder than the words we use! Blaire was there to love the lepers, orphans and care for the poorest of poor. Her assignment was to bath the lepers, change their bedding and help feed them. What a calling! She is now living here in Atlanta serving the elderly at a nursing home after being touched by the elderly in India. Open our hands Lord to care for those who are in need even in our own cities.
Mind if I skip discussing Chapter 15 and bodily discharges? This chapter talks about being ceremonially clean. And are’t you thankful today we don’t live under the threats of judgement. How thankful I am for Jesus and the new covenant!I love this quote…”We must not drift way from the humble works, because these are the works nobody will do. It is never too small. But God, being Almighty, sees everything as great.. Very humble work, that is where you and I must be. For there are many people who can do big things. But there are very few people who will do the small things.” Mother Teresa. It is often opportunities like buying t-shirts to support a ministry or speaking encouragement to a clerk at the grocery that we often pass up. Help us Lord to slow down, listen to you and be used by You in the small things.
Chapter 16 is about Israel’s high and holy day–the day of Atonement (Yom Kippur) when God atoned for all the sins of all the people and gave the nation a new beginning. This day was followed by the Feast of Tabernacles.
Hang in there readers…I know these are tough reads full of history, feasts, cleansing…but how thankful does this make you that Jesus came and we NO LONGER have to live under these restrictions and laws! SO THANKFUL! Now, when it’s said that way it becomes all the more joyful to read as I better understand and I’m more thankful even for the cross! I just don’t think I could measure up…I’d just have to park it at the temple always asking for cleansing! So thankful that Jesus is enough! So thankful today for the cross.