Christmas Day 2009 – The Ark of the Covenant Made Flesh

Homily by Associate Pastor Chris Tiews, 12/25/2009

It is one of the greatest archeological prizes of all time…

Of greater importance than the craft that carried Noah, his family, and thousands of animals for over a year, as our entire planet was covered with water…

Of greater importance than the walls of Jericho which tumbled at the shouts of the people of Israel…

A beautifully crafted wooden box covered with gold—roughly four feet long, two feet wide, and two feet high, fitted with carrying poles for the forty-year journey through the desert to the Promised Land.

We are speaking of the Ark of the Covenant, built roughly 1,440 years before Christ. The Ark of the Covenant was the centerpiece of the Israelite Tabernacle and later of Solomon’s Temple.

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