This Cross

This cross, this cross I know so well, each wood-grain scar, each bloody dell; each splinter broken from this tree, which once in him, is now in me; each splinter growing like a knife that plunges deep with worship’s life; a sacrifice my life to be, for Him, for Him who died for me.

Two Goats (The Day of Atonement Part 2)

Of the offerings made on the Day of Atonement, the most significant was the sin offering.  Leviticus 16:5 says the high priest was “to take from the Israelite community two male goats for a sin offering….”  Note that both goats constituted a single sin offering.  Lots were cast for the goats: “one lot for the…