"The very tabernacle of God was covered with badgers' skins…one would not think there would be any glory there. The Shekinah of God was manifest under that kind of covering." ~C.H.P. (Streams in the Desert)
The inside of the tabernacle in the Old Testament held
beautiful materials of linen in blue, purple and scarlet;
fine vessels of gold;
lovely tables of solid wood;
decor of silver;
veils of fine linen.
All of that beauty on the inside, covered by badgers' and rams' skins…
A rough exterior to hold a wondrous interior.
But God was there.
"And there I will meet with thee, and I will commune with thee from above the mercy seat…" Exodus 25:22a
We come to see the magnificent beauty of God, often, in the distasteful things of life.
Let us not shy away from the hideous, but embrace it;
and find the glory of God where we least expect it.