Just as the last Sanctuary compartment was filled with the radiant presence of God, the innermost chamber behind the veil anticipates a glorious world to come, which in theological terms, will be shaped just like the most holy place
When my eyes can see beyond the veil, I know with certainty that I have infinite worth and value! I know that I am always held in the arms of the one priesting for me. Nothing can separate me from that kind of love.
Jesus offered a new way to enter the Sanctuary that does not erase its lessons or overwrite them with a new theology. Jesus is the apex of the entire symbolic system, though in a way different from how you might imagine.
To find our inner beauty and dignity, we must know what priestly garments were like. We may not literally wear linen breeches, a big hat, or an ephod, but we must see how these sacred vestments can be of service to us today. Our spiritual garments should reflect God’s glory and beauty.
Though we cannot fully explain it, we all hunger for connection and a sense of belonging. We all desire intimacy. It is fundamental to who we are. This is why relationships touch us so deeply and why nothing hurts as much as losing love. Perhaps we feel this deep yearning for love because we are made to seek God, who likewise yearns for us. Such desirous love can only be satisfied by being joined in a deeply meaningful relationship. God desires that we draw close, allowing Him to dwell with us, but we give this up for lesser loves. By estranging ourselves from an infinite God and His infinite love, we’ve lost the most important love of all.