What a perfect week to meditate on this name of Jesus. Ann Spangler writes that Jesus is “the One who faithfully bears us into God’s presence by virtue of his self-sacrifice.”
In Old Testament times, the role of priest was to bring the people before the Lord and offer sacrifices to atone for their sins. Much preparation went into this event and only one high priest was allowed to enter the Holy of Holies (God’s dwelling place) one day of the year (Day of Atonement).
But the curtain that separated the Holy of Holies from the rest of the world was torn in two on the day Jesus died. There is no need for separation. There is no need for sacrifices.
There is only need for Jesus.
May He fill your heart this Easter weekend!
Praying for a dear friend of mine, undergoing a surgery on her brain today. Please lift her up!