Two more chapters! Here is your preview for this week. There is no video but I do have an APPLY. It’s about finding peace in the presence of God.
Monday, July 9 Chapter 26
Tuesday, July 10 Chapter 27
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Although there is no video this week, I still wanted to chat with you guys for our last two chapters. This week’s theme is that God is ever present in our midst. I completely love this theme and I think it’s a good one to chat about real quick.
Where is God present in the midst of the Israelites? In the tabernacle. We see that he comes to them on the tabernacle between the two cherubim. We have a tabernacle, too. It’s in every Catholic Church around the world. You know what that means, God is ever present to us also, he comes to us in a similar way that he did the Israelites.
We’ll talk about this in a little more detail in coming studies, but I want to touch on it here, because the topic is too exciting for me not to. Inside the tabernacle, the Israelites put the 10 Commandments, the manna from the desert, and Moses’ staff. In our tabernacles we have the Eucharist. John refers to Jesus as the Word made flesh, the 10 Commandments are referred to as the 10 words. The manna in the desert, the bread from heaven, is like the bread of life we find in the Eucharist. Finally, Moses’ staff represents his position as leader of the people and the great power of God. Jesus is the head, and we (the Church) are the body. Many tabernacle in Catholic churches have angel statues holding candles near the tabernacle, often made of gold. Similarly to the cherubim on the golden tabernacle we see here.
Our Lord went to the tabernacle all those many thousands of years ago so that he could dwell among the people, that they would know they were his, that they would have confidence in his love and in his promises. Our Lord is the same, yesterday, and today. And he resides in a very similar way in the tabernacle of every Catholic church around the world. Jesus is ever present in our midst, so that he may be our God, and we may be his people. Take some time and go visit with him over these last couple days of study. Hit a daily Mass, stay a little while after and contemplate his love. Write a prayer of thanksgiving for his kindness in dwelling among us though we are unworthy, and for giving you the grace to finish the book of Leviticus. I’m telling you, most people don’t make it this far. You’ve done well!
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