Now that we know what we have—Jesus, this great High Priest with ready access to God—let’s not let it slip through our fingers. We don’t have a priest who is out of touch with our reality. He’s been through weakness and testing, experienced it all—all but the sin. So let’s walk right up to him and get what he is so ready to give. Take the mercy, accept the help.
(Hebrews 4:14-16 MSG)
During a trip to Washington D.C., our tour guide announced that the President of the United States was back at the White House. So as we drove by it many of us anticipated to catch a glimpse of the President, but he was nowhere to be seen. The closest I got to seeing him was at a wax museum in Washington D.C. and even then, I had to get in line to take a picture with a wax figure of the President! (Trust me, this is as good as it gets!)
But I love the fact that I can approach the God of the universe whenever and wherever. Yet I wonder how many of us take advantage of this wonderful opportunity? We get excited to meet someone famous, but how many are just as excited and willing to make the effort to meet with God every day? In today’s passage, the author of Hebrews urges us to make use of our ready access to God and “not let it slip through our fingers.” So let’s heed the writer’s wise words and “walk right up to him and get what he is so ready to give. Take the mercy, accept the help.”
If we knew who God is and how much He wants to talk to us, we would drop everything else and listen to Him.