GREETINGS! Thought to ponder
I don’t think I ever understood why there was so much death and sacrifice involved in covenantal worship. Animal sacrifices etc. I had this thought as I remembered that today marks the beginning of a journey. We remember the last few days in the earthly life of Jesus Christ. The story of the entrance into Jerusalem – hailed as A KING, this man on a donkey rode over Palm Fronds….( maybe coats etc as well.) Palm fronds were waved. Exalted, esteemed He came. Brokenness even here in this silent symbol of palm leaves, speaks to me of a powerful thought for us all. There has to be death to bring new life…………Christ’s Death opened the doorway and shifted the cosmos between life and death………IN Resurrection!
Today it struck me that it is in ‘broken-ness’ and self-denial human beings can still respond in our worship of the Divine. Job and David both learned that in sack-clock and ashes….their recorded histories highlight………….Unworthiness, humility and brokenness. Worship and Forgiveness! ‘I KNOW my Redeemer liveth ‘…Job.
No more need for animal sacrifice. (or even sackcloth for us) It is FINISHED. The New Covenant brings life, liberty and freedom. The difference is that now when, in the broken-ness of our earthly conditions, we worship, we KNOW the flooding back of New Life found only in HIM.
Just a thought! Broken palm leaves some-how seem both kinda sad but beautiful as well. What are your thoughts?