I love all of the symbolism in the Bible and around Easter we tend to focus on a specific one, the one Jesus used himself at the Last Supper. Jesus offered himself: to the disciples in the form of the bread and the wine, but this isn’t the symbol I want to focus on today.
Picture a table centerpiece, whether for a wedding or a holiday, or any kind of celebration. What do you see? Immediately my mind goes to something grand, elaborate, and/or gorgeous.
Hebrews 3 starts off talking about the centerpiece of our lives, Jesus. It says the He is the center of everything we believe. Wouldn’t you agree that He is something grand, elaborate, and/or gorgeous? Now time for another symbol, Hebrews 3:3-6 says “A builder is more valuable than a building any day. Every house has a builder, but the Builder behind them all is God. Moses
did a good job in God’s house, but it was all servant work, getting things ready for what was to come. Christ as Son is in charge of the house.” (The Message)
That’s a lot to think about at once, but it’s also really cool. We are that house and He is our centerpiece, we are for Him just as He is for us. I know during Lent it’s traditional to give something up and see what you can do without.
I try to take something on, and this season I’m going to challenge you to also. I am finding symbolism in the Bible and applying it to my life. The way we are talked about and cherished in the Bible can really uplift our spirits. At the end of Lent you can have a totally new outlook on who you are, more than a sheep or a goat.
Rachel Rogers is a camp alumna and volunteer currently attending the University of Charleston in Charleston, W.V. Image credit: Hostess With the Mostess Blog