We are invited to come boldly to the throne of grace, to obtain the mercy and grace we need. And we all need mercy. And we all need grace desperately, every moment of every day.

The invitation is based on the finished work of redemption completed by our High Priest, Jesus, who is personally and intimately acquainted with what it means to be human. But several factors can cause us to slink into the presence of our Father, head and eyes downcast, like beggars, instead of beloved children. Among them are: 1) overwhelming guilt that has morphed into self-condemnation; 2) shame issuing forth from the erroneous belief that we are the mistakes we made and unworthy; and, 3) the lack of knowledge of who God truly is and as a result, our misperception of who we are to Him and in Him.//

Daughters and sons of the Most High, the full price of our redemption, your redemption has been paid. The shed Blood of Jesus, the Lamb of God, who is now your High Priest, gives you unlimited access, anywhere, everywhere, anytime, every time, to the Throne of Grace. You belong there. You are welcome there. Come. Come boldly.

“Seeing then that we have a great High Priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession.  For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.” (Hebrews 4:14-16, NKJV).

I am joining (on a Monday) the Five Minute Friday writing community, hosted by Kate Motaung, for our weekly writing adventure. Please click here to learn about Five Minute Friday. This week’s prompt is, “Mercy.” The content after the // was added after the allotted 5 minutes had expired.  The truth of Hebrews 4:14-16 is expressed in this song, “Great is Your Mercy.” I hope it is a blessing to you.