Friday, February 22, 2013

Let us approach the throne of grace with boldness

In that thin place between back to back funerals.

And it snowed last night --a good half inch of fresh snow. Light powder. Each flake like a gem, catching the sun and making bright colors.

Please pray that the hollow space in the hearts and guts of the people becomes a window to God, a place where Resurrection life begins anew in them.

At prayer this morning (Hebrews 4:11-16)
Let us therefore make every effort to enter that rest, so that no one may fall through such disobedience as theirs.

Indeed, the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing until it divides soul from spirit, joints from marrow; it is able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart. And before him no creature is hidden, but all are naked and laid bare to the eyes of the one to whom we must render an account.

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.
Let us approach the throne of grace with boldness... indeed.
Now, and always.
Amen.

2 comments:

JCF said...

Prayers for you, your ministry, and your parched land (literally and metaphorically) always, {{{Margaret}}}

it's margaret said...

thank you JCF. It's a little after ten... a 14 hour day.... whew! Off to bed, to rise in the morning, and do all that good work given to us to do!