Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has gone through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess.~Hebrews 4:14 NIV
Several years ago, I had an opportunity to visit Israel. Since that time, the Bible has come alive for me.
My fellow travelers and I experienced amazing sights. Each stop seemed better than the last and trying to take everything in felt overwhelming. However, we had a great guide who answered our questions and read scriptures regarding events that had taken place at each site we visited. It was glorious to be there to see and touch the places our Lord had been.
As wonderful as the sightseeing was, my experience of heartseeing was even better. I could feel the very presence of God, as I experienced this Spiritual homeland of mine. Indeed, Israel did feel like my home, and a part of me never wanted to leave. At every stop, I could envision Jesus taking time to minister to all who came to Him no matter whether they needed healing, restoration, or forgiveness. After all, love compelled Him to give up His heavenly residence for a season, in order to take on the mantle of humanity with all of its temptations and trials.
For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.~Hebrews 4:15-16 NKJV
Jesus did not glorify Himself to become a High Priest. God ordained Him to become our High Priest, and He will forever be so. We can approach His throne of grace boldly and with confidence, knowing we will receive mercy. It is wonderful to know that no matter what we have done and how we have disobeyed, there is forgiveness and restoration for us because Jesus Christ is our High Priest.
That visit to Israel caused me to see and feel Jesus in my heart, but one day I will see Him face to face. Glory!
Share a time when you felt Jesus was especially close to your heart.
Father God, Thank You for sending the Most High Priest Jesus Christ, who endured the cross to atone for my sins. Place within my heart an urgency to carry out Your mission wherever and whenever You send me.
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