Jesus Is Our High Priest
Sunday is the first Sunday in Advent. It is that time of the Christian Church year that we turn our focus to the return of Jesus while also preparing for Christmas. My devotion for today is based on Hebrews 4:15, "We do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet he did not sin."
When you talk to your Savior in prayer, you are not talking to someone who's sitting back on his distant throne in detached serenity. You are talking to someone who has been where you are. Jesus did not merely get a small taste of what the world's battles are like in our lives. Instead, Jesus fully felt the very worst that this world could launch against us.
Every day through his Word, Jesus sits down with you. Every day Jesus says, "Let's talk." When he does, think about where he's been. Think about what he's done for you. He knows what the battles are like in your life. He's the one to carry you through.
Please pray with me, Lord Jesus, you know what it's like to do battle in this fallen world. Thank you for coming here to be my perfect substitute. When you sit down with me every day and speak to me through your Word, help me open up my heart to you in prayer. Amen.