Sunday, November 8, 2015

a meeting of the holy places

Today's readings; Ezekiel 18:1-19:14, Hebrews 9:1-10, Psalm 106:32-48, Proverbs 27:10

Today we read about the holy place in the tabernacle of the OT... and we read of an even more amazing place: the Holy of Holies... which only one man could enter one time per year, to offer sacrifice for his own sins and those of the nation of Israel.

This Most Holy place was fulfilled and superceded by Jesus, of course, who became our Most Holy place and high priest all in one. He even became the manna that the writer of Hebrews tells us was in the Ark, kept in the holy place.

We have holy places inside of us, too, don't we? The parts of us, deep down, that we don't share with others. The secret hopes and dreams that we're even embarrassed to admit to ourselves that they exist. This might surprise you (and alarm you) but those parts of us are already known to God. He knows us inside and out, deep calling to deep. He knows the desires of our hearts that even WE don't know about. He gave them to us. That's what Psalm 37:4 means... or one thing it means, anyway.

And when our deep, secret holy place meets His deep, secret holy place... When Jesus comes in contact with your deepest dreams and wishes and desires... amazing things happen. Dreams come to life. Our lives are transformed in ways we can only struggle to imagine.

How to get started on that journey? You already are, reading His words in the Scriptures daily, praying for guidance, seeking His will for you. But take the next step. Ask Him to touch you, deep in that place that only He knows. And to bring to life those desires that only He knows are there.

You'll be amazed what happens.

Deep calls to deep. Thank You, God, for calling to my deepest places from Yours... and transforming them into things that will cause me to wonder.