PICTURE: icicles. The pic is worth a thousand words!
READING: Leviticus 16-18. Leviticus 16:34 says, "'This is to be a lasting ordinance for you: Atonement is to be made once a year for all the sins of the Israelites.'" I can't imagine the burden of sin and having to wait a year for it to be "reconciled" with God. Every day that I read I am that much more grateful for the offering of Jesus. It allows me to approach the throne MYSELF and be reconciled IMMEDIATELY!