So then, since we have a great High Priest who has entered heaven, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to what we believe. This High Priest of ours understands our weaknesses, for he faced all of the same testings we do, yet he did not sin. So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive his mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most.

Hebrews 4:14-16

This calls to me today. Not only do I have an advocate who stands up to reject the accusations of my enemy, he understands me. And you know, I don’t even understand myself.

The most important part of this scripture isn’t that Jesus understands our weakness, it is the invitation to come boldly to the throne of grace. I can take comfort in the knowledge that Jesus gets me and yet never approach him to receive what I need most – mercy and grace.

Today I need those things in greater measure than I did yesterday. I need to experience his mercy and grace today because otherwise, I won’t make it.

What does it mean to come to the “throne of our gracious God?” Simply, it is pausing right now, wherever you are, laying open your hands and saying, “I need you, Jesus.”

See you at the throne!

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