Attention to Detail (Hebrews 9:23-24)

The people of Japan are renown for their attention to detail. On a recent trip, I marveled at their thoughtfulness exhibited in the example of a simple hotel bathroom mirror. Steam usually collects on the bathroom mirror after a shower or bath, preventing a clear image. In our bathroom, we were surprised to find a neatly pristine rectangular cutout of mirror that was unaffected by the steam. I even ran my finger from the steamed portion of the mirror to the non-steamed portion, curious if there were some coating or difference in the mirror composition. It was almost as if someone had snuck into the bathroom and wiped a portion of the mirror. Our confusion was later dispelled when we were told that a special heating apparatus is placed directly behind the mirror to prevent a steam buildup in that section. What attention to detail!

Therefore it was necessary that the copies of the things in the heavens should be purified with these, but the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these. For Christ has not entered the holy places made with hands, which are copies of the true, but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us;
Hebrews 9:23-24

When I read about the details given for the tabernacle and the ark of the covenant, I also marvel at the attention to detail that God gave the Hebrews for its construction. Every detail, down to the intricate carvings, color of tapestries, and materials for composition were given. Why? Because it was a copy of the actual tabernacle in Heaven.

Attention to detail is an admirable trait for anything we do. But its fullest expression is found in serving God. Our attention to details on this earth is to prepare us to serve God in eternity. If you have accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, you will have this opportunity to see the absolute precision and detail of God’s Creation in Heaven. And anything we have experienced on this earth will pale in comparison.

Love and trust the Lord; seek His will in your life.