Ezekiel 41-42

I’ve got to be honest, this temple confuses me. I know it’s about symbolism, but I’m not sure what all the symbols mean. I don’t know why some stories get wider as they get taller (41:7). I’m not sure what to do with these dimensions and when I do a google image search, it makes even less sense.

Most plans come together like this. They can only been seen through hindsight. One day we will all say, “Oh! This is Ezekiel’s temple!” Until then, we know the LORD and His perfect track record of design.

Right now, my life feels like a collection of beautiful pieces to a puzzle I’m about to put together upside down. Maybe the edges are taking shape, but the middle is still piles and the picture is faced away from me. The LORD reveals connections and bit by bit, two pieces lock together, but there’s still a long way to go.

Ezekiel is writing down the dimensions of this temple, most likely thinking it will be built in his lifetime or his children’s lifetime. After all, that’s how the tabernacle was built when Moses got the plans. But no, this physical temple has yet to be built, 2,500+ years later.

The question is always about trust. Faith. Do I have faith in God’s plans? Do I have faith in His timeline? Do I have the faith to do it His way?

Open our eyes, LORD, to see what you are unveiling in perfect time. Open our hearts to trust and obey.

Thank you for always creating a space for us to worship You. It is the key to our health and sanity.

“Jesus said to her, ‘Woman, believe me, the hour is coming when neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem will you worship the Father. You worship what you do not know; we worship what we know, for salvation is from the Jews. But the hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father is seeking such people to worship him. God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.’” (John‬ ‭4:21-24‬)

-Bethany

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