Lev 3:6 “If his offering for a sacrifice for healthy relationships to Yahveh is an animal from the flock, male or female, he will offer it perfect.
Lev 3:7 If he offers a lamb for his offering, then he will offer it in Yahveh’s sight,
Lev 3:8 lay his hand on the head of his offering, and kill it in front of the conference tent; and Aaron’s sons will throw its blood against the sides of the altar.
Lev 3:9 Then from the sacrifice for healthy relationships he will offer as a fire offering to Yahveh its fat; he will remove the whole fat tail, cut off close to the backbone, and the fat that covers the entrails and all the fat that is on the entrails
Lev 3:10 and the two kidneys with the fat that is on them at the loins and the long lobe of the liver that he will remove with the kidneys.
Lev 3:11 And the priest will burn it on the altar as a fire offering to Yahveh.
The fact that the worshipper must lay his hand on the head of the animal sacrificed for healthy relationships shows that we need reconciliation for more than our individual sins. Sin has affected all our relationships as well. Without the intervention of God, all our families and societies will fail miserably, because they are corrupted by sin.
But this offering reminds us that God is in the business of healing our relationships as well as our bodies. He is the glue that can hold us together — our marriages, families, churches, communities and nations.
LORD, show us how to stay together and grow into healthy families, communities, churches and nations. Heal our disintegrated lives.