ACCESS TO GOD
According to most scientists, there are literally billions of galaxies, not unlike our own, in our Universe. But God has FOCUSED His attention on planet Earth. Amazing. Astounding. Furthermore, God has FOCUSED His attention on the puny people who inhabit the Earth. "For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son, that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16.
God wanted our relationship to Him to be personal: up close and personal. That always was His intention. "When you were dead in your sins and in the uncircumcision of your sinful nature, God made you ALIVE with Christ. He forgave us all our sins, having canceled the written code, with its regulations, that was against us and that stood opposed to us; He took it away, nailing it to the cross. And having disarmed the powers and authorities, He made a public spectacle of them, TRIUMPHING over them by the cross." Col. 2:13-15.
And, to believers, He granted the "relationship" of Sonship. "But when the time had fully come, God sent His Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those under law, that we might receive the FULL RIGHTS of sons." Gal. 4:4,5. Without trying to mention those many rights, it my intent to FOCUS on one:
"For we do not have a HIGH PRIEST who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have ONE who has been tempted in every way, just as we are---yet without sin. Let us then APPROACH the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need." Heb. 4:15,16. Amen. ACCESS to the throne.
PRAYER is our right as believers, granted generously by God Himself. Let's utilize it often. For ourselves. For other believers. For lost ones.