Today I was reading in Leviticus. I try to read the Bible daily using the Daily readings that are posted on the Crossroads Facebook page, http://www.esvbible.org/devotions/every-day-in-the-word/2013-02-20/.
The reading was in Leviticus and described the process of preparing and offering sacrifices to the Lord. They were given unbelievably precise instructions from the Lord, how to do it, when to do it, what to use and what parts to burn etc. I'm sure I would have forgotten something and done something wrong.
It made me very thankful for the simplicity that Christ's sacrifice brought to my life. I've obviously thanked Him over and over for my salvation - but had never thought about what that physically meant to me, the time and preparation and ongoing work it relieved us of.
He died a horribly excruciating and humiliating death and rose again - so that the need for me to continue to make sacrifices was removed forever. Amazing.