A few years ago, I visited Windsor Castle in England. It’s an old castle
that looks like a palace inside, with grand staircases, enormous
chandeliers, and antique furniture. The weekend I was there, Queen
Elizabeth and Prince Philip were at the castle, and I got close to where he
The elevator for public tours exits onto a hallway that leads directly to
the family quarters of the castle. As I got off the elevator, a woman from
the castle staff walked by with a shopping bag. She told the guy who was
helping me that Prince Philip had just asked her if she was getting
groceries when he saw her bag. Apparently, he was in the room that I could
just see at the end of the hallway.
This experience gave me a fresh perspective on the Bible verses about our
access to God. When I was at Windsor Castle, I was very close to where
Prince Philip was, but I didn’t get to see him. I wouldn’t have been
allowed to if I’d tried. Other people are allowed beyond that
doorwayfamily, staff, and friends are given special access. But I wasn’t
any of those things to him, so I wasn’t allowed.
When it comes to the King of the universe, though, He gives me special
access. Why? Because when He saved me, Jesus Christ gave me a new identity.
Now I’m God’s child (John 1:12), His servant (Ephesians 3:7), and His
friend (James 2:23). That means I can talk to Him at any time and for any
Once we’ve put our trust in Jesus, we have special access to the King of
Kings We can speak with Him anytime, knowing that He’s paying attention to
us and wants to help us (Hebrews 4:16). How amazing is that! Christina
Is there a famous person you’d like to meet? Can you imagine what that
would be like?
If you could meet Jesus in person today, what would you want to tell Him?
The wonderful truth is that we can interact with Himright now! Consider
taking a moment to tell Him whatever is on your mind; He’s listening.
But now you have been united with Christ Jesus. Once you were far away from
God, but now you have been brought near to him through the blood of Christ.
Ephesians 2:13 (NLT)