Sometimes we read the Ten Commandments and think that God is a great overseer or dictator who makes rules and is excitedly watching us to see how we fail miserably. But we miss the part right after those verses that talk about the Tabernacle and how God desires to dwell with us. We read about the rules that we have to keep, but totally miss that God provides a way for when we break those rules to have our blame placed upon a blameless sacrifice.
God’s vision from the beginning was to be with us, to dwell with us, to walk alongside us. And so God continues to relentlessly pursue the apple of His eye, men and women created in His image. As you read this week, ask God to help you see not only from your Lower Story perspective, but to see the deeper message from God’s Upper Story perspective. He has made a way.
We take turns writing when God gives us an idea. The author will be noted.