This is the blood of the covenant that the Lord has made with you.  All that blood!   Imagining this scene might make us squirm a bit.   But blood played an important role in the everyday life of the ancient Israelites.   It was said that the life force of all living things was in their blood, and animal sacrifice was a natural part of their religious life (Leviticus 17:14).   So when Moses splashed the blood of sacrificial animals on the altar...