Another look at a verse and a word.
“Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.” (Heb. 4:16 ESV)
We all need mercy. Daily mercy. Ultimate mercy.
“…that we may receive…” connects the provision, mercy and grace, with the way to find it – “draw near”. It is when we draw near to the throne that we receive. This is what Jesus meant by abiding in him, to freely draw near. Just the way I am. Not dressed up, hiding behind some nice looking facade. The real broken me. I can draw near.
Because Jesus took on the human to make it possible for me to boldly run to the throne! Accepted! Because of his work for me, you, us. Bringing mercy and grace. Help.
Advent is for thanks for help.