For the law having a shadow of good things to come, and not the very image of the things, can never with those sacrifices which they offered year by year continually make the comers thereunto perfect. ~ Hebrews 10:1
This morning we were read about the establishment of the law in the Old Testament lesson and then in the New Testament how that law was a picture of greater things to come. Jesus Christ was the completion of the law.
When we read the Old Testament, we learn a lot about the nature of God and humanity, but we learn even more of the coming of a greater hope than the temporary relief of the first covenant. It shows us a picture dimly of the vast hope that we have in Christ. Jesus Christ’s death and resurrection is the exclamation point in the story of the Old Covenant.
Now, as St. Paul teaches us, we still see through a glass dimly, but although we don’t see entirely through the glass, we know the end. We know that Christ will come again in glory to judge the quick and the dead. We have surety in Christ that we will be invited to enjoy the new heaven and the new earth, by the grace we have found in Christ.
Even if today is a struggle or a heartache, our relief is in the Lord. Even if we have joy today, we know that joy stems from the Lord. Let us rejoice in the way that we are going for we have seen the things to come.