So I’m in Philadelphia, PA roaming the streets and just enjoying the sights and sounds. From our hotel room I can see the top of the largest Catholic Church in the city. It is gorgeous!
While in the cathedral, I saw a confession booth (not sure of the technical name).
I immediately thought of Hebrews 4:16 “Let us therefore approach the throne of grace with confidence so that we can find mercy to help us in our time of need.”
I’m thankful that Jesus made the way for me to go into God’s presence at any time for any thing. Sometimes I confess my sins to my kids—when I’ve responded harshly and need their forgiveness. And I ask God to forgive me, and He is faithful and just to forgive my sins. Sometimes I confess my sins to Josh–for being selfish in our relationship, among other things, and he forgives me and we are put back into a right relationship. And I ask God to forgive me so that I can, too, be in right relationship with Him. This is possible because Jesus died on the cross, taking on the sins of the world, was buried and rose again, conquering death….and making a way for me to live eternally with Him in heaven. Jesus made a beautiful way for me to come into God’s presence for all I need. I am thankful for my High Priest.