December 22, 2015
As believers we long for the time that we will see God face to face. Until that day, worship becomes the means by which we enter into God’s presence. Jesus is the one who made that possible for us. Previously, under Moses’ law, only the high priest could enter into God’s presence on behalf of the people and then only once a year. The people waited with cautious expectation for the high priest’s return to assure them that God had forgiven them. Jesus has made it possible for each one to be in God’s presence. Jesus became our High Priest and through his death, we all have access to God and his throne room. We can draw near to God with great confidence and boldness. God wants us with him. By faith we approach God individually as well as corporately and through worship we are reminded that the day will come when we will see God face to face. This is our hope. Let’s encourage each other in our faith as we anticipate the day when we will be with God forever.