Read & Consider
Read Exodus 25. 8, 9
The phrase “exit strategy” has entered our vocabulary in recent weeks. The key element of God’s exit strategy for the Israelites on their journey to the Promised Land involved the construction of the Tabernacle. It was to be the place where the people could go to meet with God, fulfilling Moses’ request that God would go with them. It was to be a holy sanctuary where they would experience the awesome holiness of Almighty God. The carefully explicit instructions and the magnificence of the decorations would inspire awe and create an atmosphere of wonder and worship. (Imagine the contrast between the rough, animal skin tents of the Israelites and the glory and beauty of the Tabernacle.) Here they could “Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness “(Ps 29:2 & 96:9)
Over to you
- For renewed faith and trust that God is with us and has good plans for our future, both individually and corporately
- For a national and even international awareness of God’s awesome presence with us and of His overwhelming desire to be “God with us”(REVIVAL!)
- That God will inspire our leaders and scientists with the instructions that will lead us into the Promised Land of a Covid-19 free world
The Israelites had clear instructions on how to enter the Tabernacle and approach the holy presence of God. What are our instructions? (Hebrews 10 v 19 -22) Why not try to envisage yourself entering into the Holy Presence of God?
Is there anything we could do that would help us (both individually and as a church) to become more aware of God’s holy presence with us, to encounter Him more intimately and to allow the Holy Spirit greater freedom to minister to us?
Optional extra Family activity
If you have a spare shoe box could you turn it into a model of the Tabernacle? Or perhaps you could use Lego, and Lego people as worshippers. You can find lots of illustrations if you look up “The Tabernacle” on Google.
Today’s Pray Today was prepared by Linda
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