But when Christ appeared as the high priest of the good things that were coming, he went through the greater and more complete tent, which was not made by human hands (that is, it is not part of this creation). He entered once into the Most Holy Place and obtained eternal redemption, not by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood.
Dear Lord Jesus,
Thank you for all that you have done for us. Too often, focusing on what is before us as we go through our day-to-day grind. We get wrapped up in meetings, appointments, and schedules; we can lose sight of what it means that you were our high priest in heaven. The high priest was the person who would be the advocate for the people before you; he would offer up the various offerings on behalf of the people’s sins. These sacrifices served as a visual reminder of the promise of your coming when you would be the one complete sacrifice for all people of all times. You gave up your life on the altar of the cross for all the world’s sins. You were the scapegoat our sins placed upon you; you shed your blood on that altar for all our sins. Lord, forgive us when we get too busy to remember all you have done for us, remind us of the sacrifice you made for our sins. Please send us your Spirit to strengthen our faith, so we have the confidence to tell others how you were the ultimate sacrifice for their sins as well. Thank you for being our Savior. Amen.
Written through Pastor Roger Emmons
You have been redeemed—bought back—by God himself. He paid the price of his innocent life and holy precious blood so your sins would be forgiven. You would be saved.