Today’s readings

Numbers 7-9
Proverbs 24
Luke 1

I actually enjoyed reading the listing of all the offerings brought before God. Maybe it was the generosity of each of the tribes that came together to establish the Tabernacle, the place where all the people of Israel were called to come and worship as one, or maybe it was because of the amazing book-keeping.  All kidding aside, their offerings were given with the understanding that it was their best and with a sense of thankfulness for all that God has done for them in Egypt. By placing them in the tent of meeting, the offerings were to be a testimony to the generations to come about who God is, about the character and mercy of God. An offering that spoke to the future, that made an impact for all people that will come and worship as one before God.

As I was reading that I was reminded of Romans 12:1 I appeal to you, therefore, brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.

The Gospel speaks of Christ being the perfect sacrifice that brought all people before God. In that sacrifice, we all are called to rejoice but also to live out as the testimony of God to today’s world about who God is. Our lives are to be just that: a way that will speak about who God is to a world that needs to hear God’s call.

And that is my prayer for us today, that each day will be an opportunity for each one to speak about the grace we had experience in knowing the sacrifice of Jesus. I pray that each day will be a new offering before God.

Be blessed,

Bo M.