The Mercy Seat

*I tend to have epiphanies and completely random thoughts that I would like to share with my small readership.  I hope that you take something from them that fills your soul with peace and joy.

In Chapter 25 of Exodus, God describes to Moses how the Israelites are to build the Ark of the Covenant. All of the measurements and details are given in great detail – I won’t go into that except to say this:

God has ideas bigger than ours.  I often wonder why we need such details.  He has his reasons, and I don’t question them.  Occasionally, I have a life moment that teaches me ‘why’ He wants it this way or that.  Sometimes, I just let it be.  So many things to focus on in a day, God can take care of my details for sure.  I do have another passage that I’ll share with on the topic of details another day.

So, here we go-

…Make one cherub at the one end, and one cherub at the other; of one piece with the mercy seat you shall make the cherubim at its two ends.  The Cherubim shall spread out their wings above, overshadowing the mercy seat with their wings.  They shall face one to another; the faces of the cherubim of the cherubim shall be turned toward toward the mercy seat.  You shall put the the mercy seat on the top of the ark; and in the ark you shall put the covenant that I shall give you.  There I will meet with you…   — Exodus 25:17-22

Verse 22 goes on to speak to Moses about God delivering instructions for the Isrealites – but that’s where I stopped reading – and just drew in a breath – and, yes, breathed in Jesus.  I have read that passage so many times.  And all I saw was God telling Moses what to tell the Israelites to do…

Hello.  Hear this, my loves – It’s called the MERCY SEAT.  The Seat of Mercy.  Do you know what mercy is?  Really? Read each defininition:

1       a :  compassion or forbearance shown especially to an offender or to one subject to one’s power;also :  lenient or compassionate treatment <begged for mercy>
b :  imprisonment rather than death imposed as penalty for first-degree murder
2       a :  a blessing that is an act of divine favor or compassionb :  a fortunate circumstance <it was a mercy they found her before she froze>
3:  compassionate treatment of those in distress <works of mercy among the poor>
   – Taken from right here: Merriam-Webster’s online dictionary

Now,  Let that sink in for just a moment.

At the Mercy Seat.

 Where He sits with us. 

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God’s got this, y’all.