It is quite sobering to imagine life in the OT sacrificial system, witnessing the bloody death of thousands of birds and lambs and cattle. It seems so barbaric when compared to our typical modern lifestyle. And yet how important to remember that we are every bit like the Israelites, very proud sinners who urgently and constantly need the forgiveness those raw scenes spoke of. How privileged we are that today, through Jesus, you are pleased with our heart sacrifices, when they are truly broken and humbly offered to you. Thank you for always accepting our sincere repentance and restoring us back into your joy. In Jesus’ Name.