By Sandy Kirby Quandt
The other day I baked a frozen gluten-free pizza. When the time came to remove it from the oven, I looked for my pizza cutter and realized it was being washed in the dishwasher. Inaccessible at the moment.
I rummaged through the utensil drawer hoping I hadn’t thrown out our old cutter.
There it was. In the far corner. I pulled it out and dusted it off.
As I pushed the rotary cutter through the crust I remembered why we’d bought a new one. This one worked, eventually, but was dull. Not as efficient. More work. The new one was far superior.
As I bit into my slice of pizza, I thought of something the writer of Hebrews wrote in his letter to the new Jewish converts to Christianity. He compared the covenant of the Old Law they grew up under, with the superiority of the New Covenant through Jesus Christ.
Through Christ’s sacrifice on the cross of Calvary, Jesus paid the price to wash away our sins with his own blood, and allowed us admittance into the Holy of Holies. Through Jesus we have entrance into the presence of the Living Jehovah God.
Christ sacrificed once.
Like my old pizza cutter, the Law that required a High Priest go into the Holy of Holies within the Tabernacle, and offer sacrifices year after year, was replaced.
There was something far better. Far superior. Jesus.
And aren’t we glad?
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When the Anointed One (Jesus) arrived as High Priest of the good things that are to come, He entered through a greater and more perfect sanctuary that was not part of the earthly creation or made by human hands. He entered once for all time into the most holy place—entering, not with the blood of goats or calves or some other prescribed animal, but offering His own blood and thus obtaining redemption for us for all time. Hebrews 9:11-12 (VOICE)
I wish you well.
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