Access to the King

I remember watching, “Lincoln,” a few years ago, being shocked by the access that the American people had to Abraham Lincoln, the president of the United States of America during one of the most divided and horrific times in our history. In the movie, Lincoln would walk the halls of the White House, only to be greeted by citizens in those halls who were waiting to meet with him about a situation that they were facing.

Well, I think it’s probably pretty obvious that this access to the President of the United States is no longer this easy or welcomed. Security around the President, along with every world leader, is tight. To have access to any of them is an incredible deal that most will never experience.

But notice this passage:

“Give ear to my words, O LORD; consider my groaning. Give attention to the sound of my cry, my King and my God, for to you do I pray. O Lord, in the morning you hear my voice; in the morning I prepare a sacrifice for you and watch.” ― (Psalm 5:1-3, ESV)

Did you see it? “Give attention to the sound of my cry, O my King and my God…” The King hears us. We have the attention of the King of the universe. But then look at what is said later on in this psalm:

“But I, through the abundance of your steadfast love, will enter your house. I will bow down toward your holy temple in the fear of you.” ― (Psalm 5:7, ESV)

“I WILL ENTER YOUR HOUSE.” What? The psalmist is telling God, “I will enter your house.” So not only do we have access to the King, we even have a place in his house.

What an incredible King we follow. Our Jesus is far above all rulers and authorities. Every authority on the earth is in subjection to the rule of Jesus. And while we may not have access to the world leaders, we have complete access to the God who is the true leader of all. As I close up this post, I leave you with this statement from the writer of the book of Hebrews:

“Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.” ― (Hebrews 4:16, ESV).

Love you more than you know,

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