I just received the following wire from my generous Daddy—“Dear Jack, Don’t buy a single vote more than is necessary. I’ll be *&$% if I’m going to pay for a landslide.” — John F. Kennedy
It’s one of the most famous photos in America: A picture of a little boy playing under his father’s desk while the father goes about his work. Sure, it’s “cute,” but “cute” doesn’t make a picture famous—yet this photo has endured (and endeared) for more than four decades. Why? Because of who the father is and where the child is. It’s JFK Jr. in the Oval Office.
Complete access to the most important people in our lives is one of the most important things. My dad continues to travel the world and I’m one of the few with his personal cell phone number. He will pick up any time he can. No, I’ve never called him in the White House, but I always have access to him.
The same goes with our Abba Father.
As brothers and sisters in Christ, our Father has left open the door of the Oval Office of the universe, allowing us unhindered access, because we are in Christ. The heavy veil that symbolically separated sinful humanity from the holy presence of God was torn the day Jesus died:
Sacrifice for sin is no longer necessary. 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… (Hebrews 10:18-20)
The Son promised that He would be with us always (Matthew 28:20). He promised the Holy Spirit would always be in us (John 14:17). With His life, He gave us complete access to the office of the Father. That’s a pretty good family to be a part of, I’d say.
Our Father, I praise You and thank You that You have given us uninhibited, 24/7 access to You through Christ. I praise You that You are never too busy for us, that You are never distracted by other things, that we can experience Your intimate attention and full affection any time and all the time. Amazing.
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