19 (A)Therefore, brothers,[a] since we have confidence to enter (B)the holy places by the blood of Jesus, 20 by (C)the new and living way that he opened for us through (D)the curtain, that is, through his flesh, 21 and since we have (E)a great priest over the house of God, 22 let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, with our hearts (F)sprinkled clean (G)from an evil conscience and our bodies (H)washed with pure water.
Because of the Beauty of Jesus Christ, this is because of Who He is and What He has done – we now have a fresh and living way to the Father.
This means that we are accepted and welcomed into His presences. It means we are loved and adopted into His family. We can enjoy deep intimacy with our God – regardless of circumstances – and there is no need to pretend, there is no room for shame.
Nothing lies between Him and us.
What should we do about this great truth? Another way to ask this questions is this : What should be our response to His unblocked presence in our daily life?
I believe that any of these would be a good response:
- An ever-increasing desire to spend time alone with Him.
- Joy & Celebration
- Intercession, for loved ones and for enemies
- Request for a desire and ability to forgive others
Let us remember His grace.