Since, then, we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast to our confession. For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who in every respect has been tested as we are, yet without sin. Let us, therefore, approach the throne of grace with boldness, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
Reflect and Pray:
In our first confirmation class, I asked our youth if there was one person, living or dead, whom you could meet, who would it be. Each of them had an answer. What would your answer be?
For most of us, we will never have the opportunity to meet the person we have in mind. However, the scripture reminds us that we have full access to God at all times, regardless. There we can find strength and help in our time of need.
There have been times in my life when I perceived God as a police officer around the corner, waiting and watching to catch me doing something wrong. At other times, God has seemed far, far away. However, today’s reading reminds us that God is neither of these but is the one into whose presence we can always come. Are you afraid to come into this presence of God?