Meet Me in the Morning
I (Joan) have a morning routine that I love. I get up early, make a cup of tea or coffee and some breakfast, then arrange it around my Bible and my notebook at my kitchen table. Bible open to the left, journal open to my right, breakfast sort of in the middle, with my little pile of vitamins beside my plate. It’s the same every day. I call it my ‘breakfast of champions.’
Part of Monday, April 23rd’s reading was Exodus 28-29, the consecration of the priests of Aaron. First, chapter 28 walks carefully through each of the priestly garments, and then chapter 29 tells of their inaugural cleansing and ordination, with instructions for this to
continue throughout generations. From that time on, a lamb was to be offered up every morning and every evening, the morning and evening sacrifice, day after day after day. What a beautiful thing that Jesus became that sacrificial lamb and fulfilled all the requirements in order for us to meet with God!
This verse especially spoke to me: “For generations to come this burnt offering is to be made regularly at the entrance to the Tent of Meeting before the Lord. There I will meet with you and speak to you; there also I will meet with the Israelites, and the place will be consecrated by my glory.” Exodus 29:42.
Every day when I sit down to meet with the Lord in my kitchen, I come into His presence by the sacrifice of the Precious Lamb of God.
And furthermore, Revelation 1:6 says that he has made us to be kings and priests, to come before him on behalf of others, so this promise to Aaron and his sons is also a promise to me — “there I will meet with you and speak to you.” The moment I read that I knew it was a promise for right here, right now, even in my kitchen. He meets me! That’s one more reason why morning has become the favorite part of my day.