I recently read in a devotional about the “Holy Presence of God”. Let me give you a brief breakdown: In the time of Moses when the Temple was built, there were two major parts (that concerns this post)- the Holy place and the Holy of Holies.
The Holy of Holies was were the Presence of God dwelt, where the High Priest went in ONCE every year to offer sacrifices. Now the place was so Holy that before the High Priest goes in, there’s a rope tied to his leg and bells on his garment. Why was this done? So that in case he was unholy and died suddenly, his body could be pulled out with the rope.
Such was the awe of that place. But what happened when Jesus came? Heb 10:19 (NIV)
“Therefore, brothers and sisters, since we have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus,”
Wow! Think about it for a moment and let the realisation sink in.
That is what Jesus did for you and me, that Jesus, our Hero. We celebrate that sacrifice He made today (Good Friday) and the victory He won on Sunday (Easter Sunday). He is risen! Hallelujah!
Food for thought:
The book of Hebrews tells us in detail about Jesus our High Priest. You can study it for more details. You can also use different versions.
It is by grace that we are saved. No boasting necessary. I may have been one of those shouting “Crucify Him” on that day.