Sunday, May 9, 2010

Atonement - in real time

Lord, I’ve been reading Leviticus. Well, you know full well I’ve been skimming it. All those rules and regs are pretty tedious.

But then we come to chapter sixteen, the Day of Atonement, when - once a year - the priest would enter the Holy of Holies...seeking forgiveness for the annual opportunity to wipe the slate clean.

Thank you, Lord, that in Jesus Christ we can enter your presence at any time...that we are restored daily (if not hourly)...that you have wiped the slate clean.

The ancient Hebrews spilled animal blood in their atonement ritual. Your blood was spilled for me. May I honor that
with humble obedience, thankful trust and wholehearted devotion and service.*

This I ask in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.

* Jonathan Lamb, Langham Partnership/UK, writing for Scripture Union
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