I love symbolism. To me it is a poetry of truth given to help us absorb things that the otherwise naked eye or mind might not comprehend.
The scriptures are full of such symbolism. I began reading the Old Testament again. I just finished reading about the Ark of the Covenant and the Ten Commandments.
The Lord gives specific directions on how structures are to built whether it is in the form of boats, temples, buildings or holy chests to carry the word of God. He gave Moses the instructions on the Ark that it would be made out of gold, the cherubim would face each other, there would be a mercy seat atop the Ark. Inside he would place the Ten Commanddments. But it didn’t stop there. He then told Moses to build a structure that would have a thin veil of material that separated the Ark from the rest of the world, he was also to put a candle behind the veil and that it must continue to burn brightly and NEVER go out.
I began to realize that this was very symbolic. It was miraculous in my eyes. As we as mortals in this life travel, there is a veil between the seen and unseen world. A world where God dwells, a place He still sees all but we cannot. Yet we are not left completely in the dark either, for the Glory of God is there burning bright and light of Christ shines forever never to be snuffed out.
We will be judged by the laws of God when we kneel at the mercy seat of Christ. Angels have and will continue to testify of the truths of the Gospel to all who wish to come worship and learn of Him.
This is so beautiful and I am so grateful to be a part of the symbolism as a child of God and so to is every living thing on this earth, past, present and future.