“And so, dear brothers and sisters, we can boldly enter heaven’s Most Holy Place because of the blood of Jesus… let us go right into the presence of God… For our guilty consciences have been sprinkled with Christ’s blood to make us clean” (Heb. 10:19-22, NLT).
The other day, I wanted to track a package for an order I had made online. However, when I clicked on the appropriate link in the confirmation email, it took me to a page that required me to sign onto my account for this purpose. The problem was that I had only ever used that website once. I did not remember my sign-on information. My phone settings did not seem remember the information either.
After searching unsuccessfully in different places where I might have stored the sign-in info, I finally remembered. I had just signed on initially using my Facebook account. So I clicked on that option. My phone kindly offered to fill in my Facebook password, which offer I gladly accepted. The new problem was that I recently changed my Facebook password and forgot to inform my phone of the change. Facebook promptly locked me out of my account in that browser.
Argh! Well, I’ll spare you the rest of the details, but I finally was able to log in and track my package.
What is the point?
Holy Spirit used this as a teachable moment. He whispered to me, “See how cumbersome and complicated that was? Well, it’s exactly the opposite of how immediate your access to My presence is. Any time you want to draw near to Me, you can come right in.”
Let’s take it in once again with the depths of our hearts. Take a moment with me and let this marinate our spirits:
“…Let us go right into the presence of God…” (v. 22a, emphasis mine).
Do we take enough advantage of the access we have to the Most Holy Place?