I’m reading through Hebrews now, and I read a piece of commentary that described the book as the second most important book in the New Testament, after Romans.  I wouldn’t have thought so before this time through it, but I’m seeing some neat, deep stuff in there.

The most recent thing to hit me is from Hebrews 10:3.  Paul is contrasting the difference between the Old Testament annual sacrifice for sins, and Christ’s once-forever personal sacrifice.  About the animal sacrifices, he says

But in these sacrifices there is a reminder of sins

And I realised that we have our ritualized reminder of Christ’s death in weekly communion, but it’s a reminder not of sins, but of forgiveness and grace.

Hallelujah, what a Savior!!!!