April 1, 2019

by Laura McLean


Leviticus 23:26-41


In today’s scripture found in Leviticus 23:26-41, we see God’s instructions to Moses about the Day of Atonement and The Festival of Booths.  As Christians, we do not celebrate these holy days as our Jewish friends do, but we still can learn from the instructions God shared for these days. As I read through the descriptions of ways God called on the people to honor these days, I was reminded of the ways we prepare for Easter during Lent. These holy days disrupt day to day life by design.  Lent is the same for Christians, forty days designed to be different from the other days of our lives.  Many of us have given up or taken things on for Lent in an effort to keep our focus on God.  But, wouldn’t it be something if we carved out time not just in these 40 days, but in every day to intentionally focus on God? We don’t have to take time off of work or neglect our daily tasks, but we do have to make our time with God a priority.  What does it look like in your life to make time with God a daily priority? 
Prayer: Gracious God, we thank you for the reminders you give us to slow down and refocus.  Guide us and help us to make you a priority not just on special days, but every day.  Amen. 

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