“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 4:13-16) First, go back and read again this passage from the epistle for this Sunday. It starts ominously, perhaps with our worst fears. Nothing is hidden; it is back to Genesis 3 with Adam and Eve hiding in the bushes! We are completely exposed to the One who comes to judge us. But then in just a couple of verses this: “Let us therefore approach the throne of grace with boldness…” Such a passage could give you whiplash! From great fear of exposure to boldness; and there is only one way by which we make that amazing movement. Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ has passed through all suffering and shame and he knows our weaknesses. Let the glory of this sink in again for you: there is nothing that you and I need fear; there is nothing for which God would reject us. It is Jesus Christ the Judge who has accepted judgment in our place. So come out from hiding, it is Jesus who calls to you. Do you need to hear that message again? Do you know someone that you need to remind of the Lord’s unceasing love?