Friday, April 2, 2010

LACED WITH GRACE...behind the curtain

Today I have shared a devo over at LACED WITH GRACE and would like to share it with you here also. It is my prayer that you will rejoice and celebrate that your Lord is Risen!!

Usually when you go visit someone at their house, you have to wait at the door until you are invited in. I have some special friends though that when I visit them, I don't even have to knock. I just walk right in!

In the Old Testament, we read about the curtain in the temple. God's presence was behind the curtain, but not just anybody could go behind the curtain. According to the Old Testament, only one person, the priest, could go behind the curtain and he only could go once a year! Not just anyone could go directly into God's presence.

But all of that changed the very moment Jesus died!

On that day, the temple curtian that had separated people from God was ripped from top to bottom. And it wasn't ripped by any person, but by God Himself. At this moment, it was like God was throwing open the door to his house and welcoming us in.

HEBREWS 10:19,20 "Dear Brothers and Sisters, we can boldly enter heaven's Most Holy Place because of the blood of Jesus. By His death, Jesus opened a new and life-giving way through the curtain into the Most Holy Place."

I am so thankful for the cross! Because of what Jesus accomplished on the cross for my sin ... there is no longer a barrier of sin between God and His people me!

Rejoice this weekend, for the curtain has been torn, and we can freely visit our Heavenly Father!


Karen said...

Amen! So thankful we can walk right in....

Love that song....

Debbie said...

Praise God that we CAN walk right into His presence and pour out our hearts and He hears it all. Just doesn't get any better. Have a wonderful Easter week-end Laurie, celebrating our wonderful King. He is risen! Hugs, Debbie

Denise said...

I love you, enjoy your Easter.