As the story of Scripture is told at its heart is the desire of God to be with the people he has made in his image. Eden was the perfect picture of fellowship between man and God; one day God’s new Kingdom will again bring man into true and eternal fellowship.
After the fall, perfect fellowship was damaged, yet God still desired to be with His people. As the people of God made their way out of a pagan Egypt and through the desert to the land God had promised them, God set out plans for how the people could maintain a relationship with God. Exodus details for us God’s design for what we know as The Tabernacle, God’s dwelling place.
The wonderful and elaborate designs of the Tabernacle are however not just of historic interest they are pointers to spiritual realities of great importance to our relationship with God as Christians as we make our journey through the world with its many difficulties towards God’s promise of a new Kingdom.