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Matthew 27 – 2 – The Beginning Ends

I have a hard time writing about this section.  I don’t know why.  It is such a rich section of the scripture with beauty, majesty, & strength.  I look at this section of scripture and it seems like time is slowing down and almost coming to a standstill.  Like if you could be there, you could almost see every drop of blood and hear the cry of every vulture.  It’s almost like every bit and piece of reality is slowed down and magnified.  Like all of life and time itself has been preparing for this moment and is now holding its breath in anxious anticipation of this, the very moment that it exists for.  Distantly, in the background, “ELI, ELI, LAMA SABACHTHANI?” ringing through all of reality.  The flutter of the wings of a bird; the racing heartbeat of a little boy; the sound of the laughter of the roman soldiers slowing down as a moment is extended into five.  It is almost deep and primal, and then… it is done!

Jesus, the Christ, has died!  The heaven’s mourn.  The Father / YHWH tears His veil, as the priest had torn his robes only hours before.  The very earth and rocks cry out.  They expel the very bodies of the dead righteous, just as the blood of righteous Able called out to YHWH from the ground that had swallowed him up from the hands of Cain.

Nothing else matters in all of history and time, as what happens in that very moment when “Jesus cried out again with a loud voice, and yielded up His spirit.

… except maybe what happens on the third day

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Exodus 39 – Completed

All the work that needed to be done  to finish making the tabernacle has been completed.  The last, and extremely important task of making the priestly garments has been finished.  All the work and weaving.  All the fine linen and twisted woven work is done.  Even all the pure gold threads individually cut from a sheet of beaten gold have been woven in among the blue, purple and scarlet threads.  It must have been amazing to have seen!  Oh, how jealous i am to have missed it.

The work has all been completed by the workmen and they brought it to Moses to inspect.  Moses looked it over and found that it had been done exactly as YHWH had commanded.  Every piece was there and every part done.  Nothing was missing that was needed, and all was ready.

Oh, how i wish i could have seen it, but then again i have also seen the completion of the scripture, and the fulfillment of the law.  That is something that the Israelites of the time never saw.

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