Throne of God

Author: Melissa Yeagle — Host: Andrew StevensPosted on: November 30, 2019

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Throne of God

READ: PSALM 32:1-7; HEBREWS 4:14-16

Kalie walked down a long, dark hall that seemed to be going uphill, carrying a load so heavy that it made her back ache. She was out of breath and thinking about giving up when she finally reached the end of the hall. There, she found a room bathed in warm, bright light. It was almost like someone took the sun and stuffed it in a room.

She looked at the far end of the room and saw the Source of the light. The Source was so bright that she could not look directly into it, but with squinted eyes, she could make out a giant throne there. She felt tiny and unimportant in the room.

“Welcome, Kalie. I have been waiting for you,” a Voice boomed from the throne.

“You know my name?” Kalie asked shyly.

“Of course I do. I also know you were born March 19, 2005 and you have 104,506 hairs on your head,” the Voice answered.

Kalie suddenly felt uncomfortable. If He knew all of that, He surely knew all the things she had done wrong.

“Yes, Kalie. I know what you are thinking, and I know what you have done wrong. I also know you have asked for forgiveness. I love you so much, and I forgive you of your sins,” the Voice declared.

When she heard that, the heavy load Kalie had been carrying on her back suddenly disappeared and tears of joy streamed down her face. • Melissa Yeagle

• How can sin be a burden that weighs us down? How can Jesus relieve us of that burden?

• How does Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection make it possible for us to be forgiven? (Learn more on our “Know Jesus” page)

• The throne of God seems intimidating, but through Jesus, we can approach it boldly. What do you need to bring before the throne in prayer today?

If we confess our sins, He [Jesus] is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:9 (NKJV)