Get Together- Don’t Take It For Granted
Mt 27:51 Then, behold, the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom; and the earth quaked, and the rocks were split. Heb 10:19 –22 Therefore, brethren, having boldness to enter the Holiest by the blood of Jesus,by a new and living way which He consecrated for us, through the veil, that is, His flesh, and having a High Priest over the house of God, let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water.
The Holy Spirit brough a memory back to me when God really answered a prayer quick for me. It was in the Spring of 2002. I was on Interstate 65 on my way home from Asbury Seminary. I was just outside of Franklin Kentucky a town right on the Tennessee -Kentucky border when I had a flat on the right rear tire of my green Chevy S-10 pickup.
I had never changed a flat on that model pick up before. When I got up under the truck, I was using all my strength and limited mechanical knowledge to get the spare tire to come down. It wouldn’t budge. I tried to call J.J. back in Alabama. She is mechanically savvy. But she was at Bible Study and I couldn’t reach her. I remember praying Lord if you have a servant out here on this highway would you please send them by here. I got back under the truck and started trying to pull the tire down again. It wasn’t long before I heard a voice saying, “you aren’t getting anywhere are you.” I almost went through the truck! I jumped out from under the truck and there stood a Mennonite man ready to help me. He said put your tire tool in that slot right behind the tag and you can lower it down. He helped me change the tire and then he followed me to Wal- Mart where I bought a new tire.
This Friday is the day that we Christians refer to as Good Friday. I used to wonder how that day could be called good when our Lord Jesus suffered such a horrible, tortuous death on the cross at Calvary. We know that it is good because we can now be forgiven and delivered from our sinful pasts. We know that it was good because He would rise from the dead on the third day. Now that was a prayer that was answered quick. I raise God that we can call on our Heavenly father and times like that.
Let’s look at another reason that we can call it good. Before the veil of the temple was torn into only the High Priest could go into the holy of holies one time a year on the Day of Atonement. Now we as believers in Jesus Christ have access to the throne room at any time all the time. Praise God that through the shedding of the perfect Blood of Jesus Christ we have access to our great and faithful High Priest. We have that access when things are going well. We have that access when we find ourselves in trouble, or a challenging situation. We can truly experience what the Old Testament Prophet wrote in Jer 33:3 ‘Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.’
So, on this week as we reflect on our Lord’s suffering for us. As we celebrate His Resurrection from the dead. And as we live at a time of so much uncertainty. Let us take advantage of that glorious privilege that our Lord Jesus paid the price for us to have when He suffered, bled, and died on Calvary’s cross. No matter how big, or how small your concern may be. our great and faithful High Priest is always there for us.
Let Us Pray
Lord Jesus we thank You that you suffered and died for the forgiveness of our sins. We thank You that You suffered and died for us to have access to Your Holy Throne. We pray that we will never take that privilege for granted. Holy Spirit of God prompt us to use this privilege often not only in this time of great concern, but until the day that You return for us Your children.
In Jesus Name
J.J. and I are praying for all of you. We love you all so much!