No more

 Hebrews 10:5-10 v 9 The Christ says,” I have come to do what you want.” He did away with sacrifices in order to establish the obedience that God wants.”

The need for repeated sacrifices as outlined in the Old Testament is no longer needed. This is one of the major changes brought about by the birth and death of Jesus Christ. In the book of Hebrews, the disciples are repeating what Jesus Himself said and what God wants. “We have been set apart as holy because Jesus Christ did what God wanted him to do by sacrificing his body once and for all.” No more sacrifices.

My husband and I were driving around delivering to the porches of family and friends’ small gifts due to the new restrictions caused by COVID. On a few of the lawns beside the Christmas decorations were signs,” no more lockdown” Then we heard that churches are closed for Christmas Eve.  No more sacrifices? We can no longer go to Church! How then do we connect to our spiritual brothers and sisters ?

In this week of preparations for what is “just one day” what does God want? He wants us to be aware of Him in our everyday lives. To be thankful for the things we have. To know that we are not alone. That Christ walks with us in all we do . To connect with others through new technologies as Paul says in Colossians 2 v 5 “Although I’m absent from you physically, I’m with you in spirit”. So no more complaining. No more sadness. No more sacrifices. God is with us we are not alone due to the birth of Jesus Christ and his gift of the Holy Spirit given for all so that we can stay connected to Him and to each other whatever is going on around us.

Find that connectedness in nature and in prayer no more living without the promise that God brings of hope, peace, joy and love.

Prayer: Holy One thankyou for the frosty air, the blue sky and the birds and animals. Thank you for new ways to worship and pray. For sending your son to us, and for us, so that no more sacrifices are required. Amen.

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