Ever since we changed up the Daily Bread, we’ve run into nothing but problems. Many people never received the emails through the new company we were trying. Through this whole process, I’ve been exposed to more technical email jargon than I even wanted to know. Since we’ve returned to our original email company it has been better, but some still haven’t been receiving the Daily Bread. Rest assured, we’re still trying to figure all of this out.
If there is one positive that has come out of all this, it’s an appreciation for communication that actually works. When Jesus came, He was, in a sense, changing the communication format. In the Old Testament people communicated to God through the priests. Once Jesus died and rose from the dead, the veil the Old Testament priests entered through to talk with God was torn in half (Matthew 27:51) and Jesus became the new High Priest.
With Jesus functioning in this role, the communication process was much more efficient. We no longer had to go through an earthly priest; we could talk directly to God through Jesus Christ! Hebrews 4:14-16 beautifully articulates, “Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. For we do not have a high priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but One who has been tempted in all things as we are, yet without sin. Therefore let us draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.”
What an enormous gift it is to be able to draw near to God’s throne. The price of this new communication format was steep: the blood of our Savior. We have access to God at any time, during any situations, and to help with any problem. And yet so often we let our prayer lives lack. Let’s never take prayer for granted. Let’s remember just how special it is to be able to pray to the Lord. Let’s take full advantage of this blessing.