Spiritual Sundays ~ The Tabernacle

All week long I was looking forward to my Friday lunch date with my girlfriend, Maureen. Our plan was to eat in Sedona and then take the tour of the traveling miniature tabernacle exhibit that is currently on display there.

We did have a wonderful lunch in Tlaquepaque in Sedona, but I was disappointed when Maureen told me the bad news. No tour for us. The Tabernacle suffered structural damage when the heavy rainstorms hit our state hard this week closing down the exhibit. I had hoped to write about my experience and share it with you today for my Spiritual Sunday post!

Why was the Old Testament tabernacle significant? It was a tent made with human hands. It was a highly detailed way that God wanted Israel to worship Him. It taught the children of Israel about salvation. It was a foreshadow of what was to come.

In the New Testament, Jesus is revealed as the fulfillment of the tabernacle system:

When Christ came as high priest of the good things that are already here, he went through the greater and more perfect tabernacle that is not man-made, that is to say, not a part of this creation. He did not enter by means of the blood of goats and calves; but he entered the Most Holy Place once for all by his own blood, having obtained eternal redemption.

Hebrews 9: 11, 12

Today we do not have to travel to a tabernacle. Christ dwells in those of us who believe. Our Savior provided us access into the presence of God! Just think, because of Jesus we never have to worry about worship being cancelled when the storm comes. The fact is, worshipping Jesus is the place to run especially when the storms come!

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  1. Oh, too bad. We saw a traveling tabernacle a year ago and it was a fabulous sight to behold, and to grasp all the symbolism for Christians today. I hope you will eventually get a chance to see it.

  2. Mary,

    WOW and you would not think of heavy rainstorms in Arizona this time of the year. So sorry the trip got cancelled but I think you shared an exquisite post none the less with the tabernacle that is always available to all believers.

    Love and Hugs ~ Kat

  3. I am so sorry about your trip, but what a great post of Christ dwelling within our own tabernacle.
    Thanks for sharing.

  4. I'm so sorry that you didn't get to see the tabernacle...Wait til I tell you my story...I went to Mexico City to see the church of Guadalupe Hidalgo...but the church was closed for renovations...What I didn't know was that the art piece I was going to see was in the modern building in front of my eyes that I didn't go into!!! I was 20 feet away and didn't enter...
    Quite an analogy about life sometimes too, don't you think?
    Have a blessed week!

  5. I was sorry to hear about the wild weather Arizona has had... the heavy rain, the tornados near Flagstaff, etc.
    I am glad you got to Sedona, though. Oh my, it is just heavenly there! My mom lives in Surprise, so I have been there before.

  6. That was a beautiful post. :) Jesus does dwell within.

    I love Arizona rain, but this storm was pretty scary.

    Have a great day.

  7. sorry about the trip but loved the post and the great reminder that He lives inside us...and is as close as our breath.

  8. It was too bad you didn't get the tour, but your post was right on!

  9. I'm feeling so comforted by this sweet assurance! I think His love is like a sacred canopy, protecting us from the storm.
    Love ya!

  10. That's a shame about not seeing but as you said He resides in our hearts and we can visit Him everyday.

  11. Glad you got to enjoy lunch at Tlaquepaque. I love to go there. I was pretty excited when I learned how to pronounce it. LOL Too bad about the tabernacle. That would have been very interesting. At least I'm glad Tlaquepaque didn't get flooded and covered with mud again like it did a couple of years ago or was it longer ago than that? Time flies. That was so sad.
    Thank you for sharing.

  12. I was feeling bad at first that you didn't get to go to see the exhibit but...I'm glad and joyful instead to be reminded of this truth:

    "Today we do not have to travel to a tabernacle. Christ dwells in those of us who believe."

    God is indeed awesome!!! Have a great week ahead sister. Be strong in the Lord's mighty power. Blessings and love to you always.

  13. Great post. Very interesting. I'm sorry about the damage to the traveling tabernacle. I would have liked to have had lunch with you in Sedona. I remember when a rain storm did a lot of destruction in the area where you had lunch. We love to eat at a little place just up the hill where they have great peach cobbler.Thanks for the post.

  14. I'm glad you were still able to have lunch with your friend, and this was still a great post.
    God Bless,

  15. Mary, I'm sorry that the precious structure was damaged where you and your friend couldn't visit but I'm glad you both had time together.

    Isn't it an awesome gift to know that Christ dwells in us? He is alive in us and as you said, we don't have to travel to the tabernacle. I'm so thankful...

    P.S. You and your precious family are in my prayers dear friend. Keep smiling. Keep praying by faith. Keep trusting in the LORD.

    Love you.

  16. I so relish the Jewish roots of our Christian faith. They make the entire O.T. fresh, alive; and they give the N.T. such sweet context & framework.


  17. We have seen a similar exhibit and it was so educational. We are such visual people. Hope you get to visit it soon! Blessings.

  18. Such a lovely post sis, love you.

  19. A beautiful post, Dear ~ Blessings ~

  20. Hey Mary!

    Sorry about your trip but loved your post! And hallelujah He dwells by His Spirit within each of us! Amazing!!



  21. So sorry you didn't get to see the traveling tabernacle! It sounds awesome. Maybe someday you'll have another chance at it.

  22. That would be awesome to see the tabernacle, but praise God, He is Emanuel- God with us!


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