Therefore, brothers and sisters, since we have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus by a new and living way opened for us through the curtain, that is, his body, and since we have a great priest over the house of God, let us draw near to God with a sincere heart and with the full assurance that faith brings, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water.
It occurred to me today that for a person who came to Christ from a solid faith of their own, such as the early Jews, this description of the accessibility of God would have perhaps been even more amazing than it is to us, reading it today. We have always known God to be accessible and forgiving. We begin with Jesus, the most present and inviting aspect of our Creator. We have never feared approaching God, as this all changed with Jesus.
Holy Lord, you have walked among us, and you have given us your Holy Spirit to continue to be with us always. May I never forget you are with me. Amen