I wonder…

January 19, 2012

I wonder what God thinks when I say that I get bored reading Leviticus.  I am reading through the entire Bible this year, and I’m off to a good start, ahead of schedule.  Then I bumped into Leviticus.  Okay, I didn’t just bump into it, I knew it was book three in the Story of God and me.  Of course the “me” should be a 4 font and the God should be an “infinity” font, but there are limitations to WordPress.

I need to be reminded when reading through the Bible that it isn’t all about me.  Sure redemption is written into every syllable, love on every line.  But the lists of names and regulations!  Sheesh!  Every time I read some of these passages I wonder (not always out loud or in print) why it is there.

Then slowly, subtly, almost inperceptibly, I hear the Spirit whisper, “There are no insignificant people in that list; We loved every one of them enough to….”   And the mesage slowly sinks in, and I am reminded how much I am loved and the price that was paid for me.

These people lived and died centuries ago, and I am reminded of them.  Fifty years from now, I might have a neice or nephew who says, “Do you remember…I can’t think of his name, but he lived in…hmmm, I can’t think of that either, but one time he told me…hmmmm, I can’t remember that either.  But I think he liked me.”

And that will be it.

Except for the fact that my name is written on The Unforgettable List.  Written in the blood of the Lamb, who loved me, and gave himsel for me.

I will keep on reading my Bible.  My plan is to read the Old Testament once and the New Testament at least twice this year. And I will continue to be greatful beyond measure that this nobody, from nowhere in particular, with no memorable features or characteristics, will be remembered by the One Who Matters Most.

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