“This is what you are to do to consecrate them, so they may serve me as priests: Take a young bull and two rams without defect. 2 And from the finest wheat flour make round loaves without yeast, thick loaves without yeast and with olive oil mixed in, and thin loaves without yeast and brushed with olive oil. 3 Put them in a basket and present them along with the bull and the two rams. 4 Then bring Aaron and his sons to the entrance to the tent of meeting and wash them with water. 5 Take the garments and dress Aaron with the tunic, the robe of the ephod, the ephod itself and the breastpiece. Fasten the ephod on him by its skillfully woven waistband. 6 Put the turban on his head and attach the sacred emblem to the turban. 7 Take the anointing oil and anoint him by pouring it on his head. 8 Bring his sons and dress them in tunics 9 and fasten caps on them. Then tie sashes on Aaron and his sons. The priesthood is theirs by a lasting ordinance.
“Then you shall ordain Aaron and his sons. Exodus 29:1-9
Aaron and his sons were about to go through a ritual they would practice for the rest of their lives. This was the new normal for them. It didn’t matter whether they liked it or not; it was now their job that they would have to take seriously. They now had an important role among the Israelites. Would they take it seriously after they’d been doing it regularly for five or ten years? Would it get old for them? Time would tell.
If we’re not careful, we can fall into those patterns as well.
I recall singing in 10 or 12 different churches in eight days or so. After a week of doing the same “show” it wasn’t fresh anymore. The songs were losing meaning to those of us who sung. To the audiences, though, it was their first time to hear what we were singing and their response was overwhelming. We always had to keep that in the back of our minds: this is their first time to hear us.
This certainly applies to more than just spiritual things. We, as a whole, are restless, always wanting more and rarely satisfied. We get bored easily and want to try new things for adventure.
There are times, though, that I’ll look up into the sunset and just gaze in amazement. I feel like the Ziggy cartoon when the sun is rising and Ziggy merely says, “Go, God!”
May the Lord refresh and reinvigorate you as you seek Him.