For Christ did not enter a man-made sanctuary that was only a copy of the true one; he entered heaven itself, now to appear for us in God’s presence. Hebrews 9:24 NIV
A small team of performers was getting ready to do a show during the half-time of one of the NBA season´s biggest games. That day, they were a little nervous. It was not because tens of thousands of people would come to the arena that day, nor that the game would be on national TV. It was because they had been asked to go with Michael Jordan to visit a group of handicapped children! Michael was the most famous NBA star of the time. They had seen him at many other games. But that day they would talk with him face to face and work with Him to inspire the children. Is there someone whom we would like to find ourselves in the presence of?
The goal set before mankind within the covers of the Bible is that one day we should find ourselves bowing at the feet of our Father in Heaven. We have been invited into His arms and into His presence. God has loved us so much, that He sent us His own Son to prepare us and become our Way to get there! Jesus is there right now appearing for us, pulling for us, and interceding for us! If we are interested, that future experience will be ours! Christ, the Holy Spirit, the Bible, and our Heavenly Father all hold this goal out for us! Shall we pray that our whole being will leap up at the chance to make meeting God our goal? Shall we pray that we will be the ones so fortunate as to be ushered into God´s presence? Shall we start to work with the Lord today to assure us of Him as our Prize?
Tell us again that all Your efforts will not be lost on us! Tell us that we will surely be the precious ones who are allowed into Your Presence to worship You face to face, we pray!