God meets us at the place of Jesus’ sacrifice. Jesus is the offering for our sin for all time, and we meet Father God through his son. There is no priest required. Jesus is our intermediary in our relationship with the Father. And so he dwells with his people…
42 “For the 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 you and speak to you; 43 there also I will meet with the Israelites, and the place will be consecrated by my glory.
44 “So I will consecrate the tent of meeting and the altar and will consecrate Aaron and his sons to serve me as priests. 45 Then I will dwell among the Israelites and be their God. 46 They will know that I am the Lord their God, who brought them out of Egypt so that I might dwell among them. I am the Lord their God.
God told Israel where he would meet them. It was at the place of offering at the entrance of the tent of meeting. The meeting place. It was consecrated by God’s glory. God would dwell among them and they would know that he is their God – the one who rescued them from slavery so that he might dwell among them.
God meets us at the place of Jesus’ sacrifice. Jesus is the offering for our sin for all time, and we meet Father God through his son. There is no priest required as an intermediary because Jesus is the intermediary in our relationship with the Father.
What does that mean for today? Will you meet God today?
This isn’t something that only happens on special occasions or at feasts or when the sacrifice is made. The sacrifice has been made. Today and every day our sins are covered by Jesus’ death on the cross. We can meet with God right now right here in the shadow of Jesus’ sacrifice.
God wants to dwell with us. In fact, he wants it so much that he sent his Holy Spirit to indwell each follower of Jesus. And so the meeting with God takes on new meaning. We go everywhere together.
In fact, our ongoing meeting with God and his dwelling within us creates the opportunity for everyone we meet today to meet God at the cross. That is, if we are showing people how God dwells with us…
Meet God at the cross of Jesus.
And then show others so they can meet him also.