This guy really, really loves you!
Sunday’s Second Reading (Hebrews 4:14-16):
'Since in Jesus, the Son of God, we have the supreme high priest who has gone through to the highest heaven, we must never let go of the faith that we have professed. For it is not as if we had a high priest who was incapable of feeling our weaknesses with us; but we have one who has been tempted in every way that we are, though he is without sin.
Let us be confident, then, in approaching the throne of grace, that we shall have mercy from him and find grace when we are in need of help.'
It’s hard to admit that we did wrong and to apologise to the person we have wronged. It’s also hard to ask other people for help. But while this may be the case in our day-to-day dealings with the average joe on the street, this needn’t be the case when it comes to Jesus. St Paul, in this letter to the Hebrews, is urging us to be confident when we approach Christ for forgiveness and help.
You see, we aren’t dealing with your run-of-the-mill human being when it comes to Jesus. We are dealing with a God brimming with infinite mercy and compassion. He is the Creator of all things and He loves you like nobody else does. There is no hidden agenda, no points to be scored, and no harsh judgements. He desires and wants to forgive you and help you in every which way possible. He is a God who has experienced the temptations, trials and troubles of every day life just like us, so He knows how difficult life can be.
He is the ultimate best friend and he will always be there for us when we need him. Can you spare five minutes today to let him show you just how much he loves you and how much you matter to him? Call out to him and he will respond.