April 25


a great day to go through the curtain.

“By His death, Jesus opened a new and life-giving way through the curtain into the Most Holy Place.”  Hebrews 10:20 NLT

The Most Holy Place was where the priests went to talk directly to God. The death of Jesus tore down the ‘curtain’ that separated us from God making it possible for all to talk directly to God and to know that He will hear and answer us. When we stop and think about it, this unfettered access to the One who created all that we can see, hear, touch, and smell is a truly remarkable gift given to us by Christ through His death on the cross.

If any of us were to have unfettered access to the President of the United States, we would be members of a very exclusive group and we would most likely develop a little bit of an attitude. After all, he’s a very important man and he has little time to waste on trivial matters.

We would be very proud of our status and feel very special.

And yet, each and every human being has direct access to God, and most don’t even give it a thought. The giver of life and the creator of the world has all the time you need, and nothing is trivial to Him. He wants to know your heart and He wants to carry your burden if you will only give it to Him.

Yet so many of us think nothing of this unbelievably free access to the One who gives us all we have. So many of us look to ourselves, those around us, or even the president to solve our problems. The simple truth is that we are too involved in the problem, those around us have their own problems, and the president is far too important to be bothered with our problems.

But God always has time, always has the patience, and always has the answers that we need.

So we have to ask ourselves: While it would certainly be pretty special to have the president on speed-dial, isn’t it much, much better to have direct access to God?

Embrace the gift of access that Jesus Christ gave us when He shed His blood for us and died on the cross. Be proud of the fact that anytime you need Him, God will be there to listen and to help.

Step through the curtain into the Most Holy Place and humbly thank God for always being there for you.


Taken from “TODAY IS….A Gift From God”, (C) 2013 Tony Casson

About Tony Casson

" For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope." (Jeremiah 29:11 NLT)
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1 Response to April 25

  1. Amen!! The tearing of the curtain in the temple upon Christ’s death on the cross has always been an incredibly powerful image for me. I became enamored of its profound significance when reading an illustrated Children’s Bible storybook as a child. Thank you for reminding me of this. Wonderful post!

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