Have you ever looked at your shadow before?
It is the area of light you obstruct;
A two-dimensional silhouette;
A projection of the object blocking the light.
And sometimes our perspective of God’s plan
Is like looking at a two-dimensional shadow man.
Remember the first covenant in the time of Moses.
It featured a tabernacle (or Tent of Meeting),
Which was planned by God
Intended for an earthly purpose.
It was a place of worship and sacrifice.
A time when offerings of animals could suffice.
But the tabernacle and the sacrifices
Were shadows of good things to come (Hebrews 8:5; 10:1).
For there is a greater and more perfect tabernacle
One not made with human hands.
That is Jesus.
A superior sacrifice for us.
The tabernacle was just a physical manifestation
Of what really happens in the spiritual realm.
It is through this sacrifice and the tabernacle,
That helps us understand the true motive of Jesus’ death.
He is the Lamb of God and God Himself.
He is the mediator of a new covenant.
Hence the first covenant was meant for:
Bringing people to God through the priests;
Forgiveness of sins through sacrifice;
Reminder of sins through the sacrifice of animals.
Remember it was merely a shadow
Of the good things that were to follow.
The new covenant completes the first covenant
and solves the deficiencies within it.
We can now boldly come before God because Jesus has shed His blood.
We have true forgiveness of sins through faith in Jesus.
We have a high priest, Jesus who continually prays for us.
We can come before Him without going into a physical temple.
Sometimes we are shortsighted because
We have our human limitations.
God’s plan may be this three dimensional work in progress,
But the way we see it,
It looks like a two dimensional plane because we can’t see beyond.
May God give us the faith to look to Christ and see beyond.