Sunday, August 16, 2009

Spiritual Sunday - I love Hebrews.

I really love the book of Hebrews. It makes me feel like Jesus is sitting right next to me. It makes him even more human to me sometimes than the gospels do.

It reminds us of how far we were from God and how close we can be now because Jesus did what he did. It helps me to understand WHY he had to die.

Starting in chapter 4 verse 12

For the word of God is full of living power. It is sharper than the sharpest knife, cutting deep into our innermost thoughts and desires. It exposes us for what we really are. Nothing in all creation can hide from him. Everything is naked and exposed before his eyes. This is the God to whom we must explain all that we have done. [Cringe]

THAT IS WHY WE HAVE A GREAT HIGH PRIEST WHO HAS GONE TO HEAVEN, JESUS THE SON OF GOD. Let us cling to him and never stop trusting him. This High Priest of ours understands weaknesses, for he faced all of the same temptations we do, yet he did not sin. So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive his mercy, and we will find the grace to help us when we need it. [Whew!]

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