A couple of thoughts inspired by this chapter ( I don’t really have a lot to say about the actual content of the chapter this time):
Do you think the early prophets/saints envied us living after Christ had lived on the Earth? Do you think they figured it would be so easy for everyone to believe, because, well, we’d know He had lived? I think about that sometimes- it would take a lot of faith to believe that someday a Savior would come, knowing that chances were good you’d die before it happened. Not more faith necessarily than believing that Jesus was the Christ and that He was who He said He was, but a lot of faith nonetheless.
The other thing I’m thinking about is offerings and sacrifice. As is made abundantly clear in Leviticus, the Israelites offered cows, goats, birds- in similitude of the sacrifice Christ would make. This post got me thinking about thanks offerings- and what I have to offer. And what the difference is between sacrifice and offering and consecration. Add into that Brandy’s reminding me about Little Miss Sunshine– and my favorite scene where Dwayne realizes that his sacrifice didn’t get him what he wanted, and in fact, never had the power to, and his reaction is so raw and honest. Then I wonder if his sacrifice really was for naught or if he learned something from it even though that wasn’t his intent. And the thoughts are all just spinning around, so any additional thoughts on the subject are quite welcome. 🙂