I was in excruciating, throbbing pain. Thought I could wait for my appointment with the dentist. No. My root canal can not be put off. My dentist has a responsive staff. Told them I can’t stand it. I’m here to stay. Help!!
Got right in. When the dentist returns from lunch, he immediately puts off what’s scheduled, and helps me. A week later my wife and I fly off to my college reunion. Free from pain…and freed of a thousand dollars!
What I’m not sure about is if I hadn’t already been a patient for many years, what they would have done for me? Having that long-standing relationship helps. Opens doors.
What do we receive when we trust Jesus? Access to God Himself– ‘For through (Jesus) we both have access in one Spirit to the Father’ (Ephesians 2:18). Access and admission to the King of Kings with ticket paid for by His only Son.
Hebrews 4:16–‘Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need’. This privilege of access has nothing to do with how good we’ve been. It has everything to do with what Jesus has done–‘…in Christ Jesus our Lord, in whom we have boldness and access with confidence through our faith in Him’ (Ephesians 3:11-12).
Our part? To rely on Him. That’s called faith. To live a life dependent on the only truly dependable One. Snuggle up a little closer. Keep your relationship with the Lord filled with love and kind words of praise. He’s the catcher able to handle any curveball thrown our way by the enemy! Our catcher…in the sky!
Thank you, Lord, that you always welcomeus. Because of Jesus. Amen.