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
God desires to dwell with us and tries to draw us back to Him, though because we are faulty sinners, this is not easy.
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.
God’s commitment to dwell with us and bring us into union with Him is the grand narrative, and at its end, we are destined for eternal life in His Presence.
Don’t view God’s Sanctuary as the average Israelite did; instead, I challenge you to take a deeper look through the unveiled eyes of Moses.
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.
No story is greater than that of the world becoming God’s tabernacle. It inspires me to draw close to God, who longs for us know Him and to receive His love. Perhaps we don’t feel the glory of God in this world as we should because no one is working to bring Him here.
The incarnation tells me that God deeply loves humanity and is drawing us—you and me—into divine fellowship.
In my last post, I discussed God’s heart-throbbing desire to dwell among us—within the cavern of every human heart and by design throughout the vast creation.…
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.