“and since we have a great priest over the house of God, let us draw near to God with a sincere heart and with the full assurance that faith brings, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water.” Hebrews 10:21-22a (NIV)
These words are part of a letter to Christians of the Hebrew race, who we might call Jewish Christians. They knew well and were very familiar with the function of the high priest in representing people in the temple before God. For Christians who first received this letter, and for us today our representative before almighty God is Jesus Christ. Our verse today encourages us then to draw near to God trusting in Jesus as our representative in God’s presence. Yes, it is possible for us to draw near to God through prayer, meditation, reading and studying the God's word the Bible. Let’s take advantage of this possibility today for it is one way to see how the ministry of Jesus affects our lives each day.