Your Thanksgiving Peace Offering

For most of us, reading about the sacrifices of ancient Israel is a real yawner.

But hidden behind the veil of ritual and strangeness are principles of timeless value. As we approach Thanksgiving, one sacrifice rises from the ashes of antiquity as instructive.

Your Thanksgiving Peace Offering

(Photo: The Peace Offering occurred in the Tabernacle Courtyard. Courtesy of Pictorial Library of Bible Lands)

“Rituals are apparently irrational acts which become rational when their significance is explained.”- Northrop Frye

In the days of ancient Israel, a special offering, different from the ones required for sin, allowed a person to give God thanks for something He had done.

The Thanksgiving Peace Offering has a timeless lesson.