I don’t know about you, but I know for me there are people that I would love to meet and sadly, will probably never be able to. I would have loved to have met John Wayne, but alas a little before my time. There are probably others I would like to meet, but they escape me for now. What I do know is that for many of those I would like to meet I will probably never have a chance unless I am given an invitation and I’m pretty sure that won't happen. There was probably a day I would have liked to have met the President of the U.S., but not lately. Again, even if I wanted to meet such a dignitary I would have to be invited. I don’t think that I
can just go up and ring the doorbell and be let in the White House.
Did you know that there was a day when people were not allowed to just go into the presence of God? It’s true. Sin kept humanity from being allowed to come before the Heavenly Father. There had to be priests that would do that for you. Even the thought of being able to pray and go before the Great I Am seemed incredible to even think about. Talk about the inability to approach someone. You think getting an audience with a politician is tough. Then something amazing and wonderful happened. Out of eternity Jesus, the God-man stepped into our world and took our sins and with His own death put to death every single sin man will ever commit. Now, if that isn’t amazing enough Jesus’ death and resurrection also opened the doors of heaven so that we now have access to be able to go
directly to the Father. Ephesians 3:12, “In Him and through faith in Him we may approach God with freedom and confidence.”
We now get to go anytime, anywhere before the Father and speak to Him directly. The sad thing is how we really do not take advantage of this great opportunity. I think maybe we have lost the wonder of being able to talk to God. Prayer may have lost priority in our lives. I guess my challenge today is to remember that there was a day when that wasn’t even possible and that we should take advantage of having the Father’s ear. Let us approach the One who was at one time unapproachable.