I can’t help but reflect on an experience that I had shared in an email with some of you back in March of 2009.
An experience that my heart will forever return to…..
I was home alone or so I thought. I had just finished watching and listening to Johnny Cash on DVD as he read the first 4 chapters in Hebrews.
There is something about “seeing” the words as we read, as well as “hearing” them.. I completely understand the impact of having God’s written Word on the big screens in our churches. God’s Word is living and powerful, sharper than any two -edged sword.
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Let me share the portion of God’s Word that went deep into my soul.
Seeing then that we have a great High Priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. 15 For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin. 16 Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
That final verse and the word “boldly” jumped out at me.
It is because of Christ that I can come “boldly” to His Throne of Grace.
Yes, me, Terry…. I can come “boldly” to His Throne of Grace.
As I lowered myself to the floor I knelt over the couch…. I then entered “boldly” into God’s Throne room.
There I was on my knees in such a glorious place. As I raised my head to look around. The light was so bright. His Glory was so great!! I had to close my eyes….
But as soon as I closed my physical eyes my spiritual eyes were opened. I saw Jesus! Sitting at the right hand of the Father. Glory was all around.
But wait! Now I see, Jesus is standing up… and coming down the steps towards me. His eyes, my soul’s connection. He is glowing and radiant with peace. As He takes my left hand, I can feel the scar in His hand.
Our eyes remain connected. As He continues to hold my hand, and lead me up……. step by step….. towards the Father on….His Throne of Grace.
Then as we reach the final step .
He turns and places Himself between me and the Father. And as I watch ……Jesus sits back and melts into the Father……. His Glory is shown all around. My eyes cannot contain it…… and as I dropped my face to the floor before Him. It is there that I see, His nail scarred feet. Perfect…. Beautiful … scarred feet.
I was there, at His Throne of Grace. I had no words, for I could only see and could not speak.
This was my time of need. And He was all I needed….
After some time had passed just resting at His feet. I then brought my petitions before Him. Thanking Him for His wonderful Grace and holding fast to my confession that Jesus is the Son of God! Being so thankful for my opportunity to come “Boldly” before His Throne.
I mentioned earlier that I was home alone. As I remained in His presence. All of a sudden I heard a door open with the slightest little squeak. As I am still kneeling over the couch, I then feel Fireball (our cat) jump on my back. And immediately he laid down and outstretched his paws as if to be “bowing”.
While a smile came to my face at the thought of what I was feeling on my back and could not see… What I could see was my LORD smiling down at me….
During Sunday’s message Pastor Steve was describing many of us standing on a ledge with our arms lifted high holding on to God. Asking; what is holding us back from jumping and putting all of our Trust in Him?
That was so powerful and convicting for me. Because I know, without a doubt…….
I have been brought “boldly” to God’s Throne of Grace.
How about you? You can go “boldly” to Him…
He is waiting…..
Just close your eyes and open your heart and you will see Him.
Happy Valentines Day!