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The Messenger on the Rocky Hill — 8 Comments

  1. I have overtones of Leviticus and the scapegoat floating into my brain because of your beautiful thoughts here on Jesus’s substitionary death. Further than the Palestinian wilderness, he carried our sins “as far as the east is from the west” and has made us cleaner even than a newly baptized son.
    I love the imagery of God’s tending to the business of salvation, visible handles for my brain.

    • Michele, After reading your comment, I went to Leviticus 16 and read about the scapegoat. I’d forgotten all about that. Even more clearly is the goat a symbol to carry our sins away. I love how God gives us that visible imagery to help the bigness of it all sink in even deeper. Thank you for adding so much dimension to what I was trying to get across! Shalom, friend! ~ Maryleigh

    • It felt like what all baptisms should feel like. I was honored they asked me to take photos (especially after so many years of not smiling for photos) and they decide you just might be good enough to do THEIR photos – that was so sweet, too.

  2. Maryleigh, this is such a precious experience for you all to remember always. John 16:33 is a Scripture that has been coming before me repeatedly over the last week. May we remember to take courage each day, for our Lord has overcome, and He comes to each of us in our time of need. Grateful you shared the day, your thoughts, and your photos!

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