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Laid bare

Indeed, the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing until it divides soul from spirit, joints from marrow; it is able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart. And before him no creature is hidden, but all are naked and laid bare to the eyes of the one to whom we must render an account.


Since, then, we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast to our confession. For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who in every respect has been tested as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore approach the throne of grace with boldness, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need. ~ Hebrews 4:12-16


This week seems to be one of high emotion. From the anger of Amos, to the pleading of the Psalms, now we have the hope of Hebrews.


Hope in one who is active in our lives.


Hope in one who can see right through us.


Hope in one who knows us better than we know ourselves.


Hope in one who prods us when we need to be prodded and can cut through all of our BS.


Hope in one who has been where we are; who knows our sufferings and longings.


Hope in one that offers grace upon grace; mercy upon mercy.


And we can trust in that hope with boldness and confidence.



Lord of mercy and grace, thank you. Amen.



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