>> Sunday, January 4, 2009
Frankincense was used only by priests when they offered worship and sacrifice in the Temple (Lev 2:2). When it was burned, it created a sweet-smelling fragrance that was pleasing to God, and as the smoke curled upward, the peoples' prayers were carried to God (Ps 141:2). When the infant Jesus was given frankincense, it was a highly symbolic act to indicate that the newborn child would be the great priest. Frankincense says that the Christ-child is divine, the eternal High Priest (Heb 4:14-15; 5:5; 7:22-28; 8:1-6; 9:1-28)
So this is Gift #1 for y'all. Pictures from last year's Passion Play '08: The Walk Home. A good reminder this new year and new life, that hopefully, all we do - all the work we put in - is pleasing to God. He is the Great High Priest. No matter how proud we are, or how many hours we worked, the things we do are only perfected through Him. Enjoy the Photos.
Mad props to my good friend Hamilton for shooting these photos FOR FREE! Need a photographer, check out his brother's business that he also helps photograph for: edpingolphotography.