The Pleasing Aroma

I needed to revisit this post from last year. It was precious then, and it is still a blessing to me now. For those who haven’t read it, maybe it will be a grace to you as you prepare for this significant remembrance we are entering into tomorrow.

Be blessed!

~Jennifer

Fragrant Grace

The other lamb you are to offer at dusk; do with it as with the morning grain and drink offerings – it will be a pleasing aroma, an offering made to ADONAI by fire. Exodus 29:41 CJB

As I begin my journey in this place, I’m starting with the beginning. It appears in the Torah, an instruction to Israel. I choose to begin with this verse because of its significance as a command that gives the framework for the fragrant offering that is pleasing to the LORD and its probable connection to Good Friday. You’ll see what I mean.

What I did not know until this weekend’s teaching at my church was that Israel, particularly in Jerusalem at the Temple, sacrificed two lambs each day, every day (Exodus 29:38). Can you imagine that?

Daily. Morning and evening. A trumpet would sound. A bleating lamb. A bleeding lamb.

Silence.

Crackling flames…

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