Lately I’ve found myself with questions about the topic of atonement. All the spilled blood, wrung necks and lives of the animals sacrificed kind of overwhelms me and has me asking why.
In today’s chapters, I saw all the detailed descriptions as a mark of God’s provision. He wants us to be reconciled to him. I don’t understand why it has to be through sacrifice, but I loved reading all the details shared to make sure it’s done right so that we can rejoin God amid our sin.
I still have questions and feel frustrated by our limited understanding. When I’m feeling like this, I try to make a point of turning towards God with my frustrations rather than backing away. I mean, he’s the one with the answers, right? And I only feel this way because I’m made in his image and desire life and want to prevent suffering and death, the way he designed things to be.
So there’s my little pep talk to myself as we walk through many, many more chapters of animal sacrifice and weird rules.
God is good, all the time. Even when things seem not-so good.