Read Leviticus 25-27
On October 28, 2012, Hurricane Sandy destroyed everything Aiman Youseef owned – his home, his van, and even his business. He pulled his mother from their flooded living room by an extension cord in an act of quick thinking. His dog, Samson, swam for half a day before he found him. And while his home was valued for more than $300,000, he didn’t have flood insurance and he missed a payment to his insurance company. He received nothing for his pain and tragedy.
This final chapter in the book of Leviticus concerns making vows. We pledge allegiance to the United States or we say our wedding vows. Sometimes people make commitments to God. But sometimes we make a vow to God just as Aiman did after Hurricane Sandy. Because he was able to save his mother and family from the mess of the hurricane, he promised Jesus that he would dedicate one full year to doing nothing else but helping others. So on the very spot where his home once stood, Aiman Youseef set up a tent to feed other victims of Hurricane Sandy for more than a year.
Congratulations to those who have reading all of Leviticus with our church family. Reading 27 chapters of laws is tough! Few of us will read through 27 pages of American jurisprudence. Again, I call it the “Bermuda Triangle” of Bible reading because a number of people enter into it but very few exit. Yet, you have done it! You have completed reading one of the most difficult books in all of the Bible.