The other day I walked past a particular bank with a ‘Free WiFi’ sticker on the front door. Now, I get Cafe’s and Hotel’s offering free WiFi, but a bank? Perhaps it’s one way to appease impatient customers waiting in line!
WiFi is an interesting phenomenon. I use it every single day, but really have no idea about how it works. Whilst I am sure that there are plenty of smart and informed people who do understand the physics and science of how WiFi works, I would take a punt that an overwhelming majority of beneficiaries just like myself are in the same boat of not having a clue. Without ever articulating it in these words, every time I log into my e-mail or search engine I place my faith in the available WiFi’s ability to connect my device or computer to the internet. I can’t see it, but I experience its benefits daily.
In a similar fashion, I have complete faith that because of what transpired on the very first Easter my sins are forgiven, may salvation is secure and my eternal destiny is sealed. Whilst there is solid evidence to back up the belief that Jesus died and rose again, there is also an incredible sense of mystery that surrounds the incarnation, death, resurrection and accession of our Lord. Christianity is first and foremost a faith, but it’s not a blind faith. There is plenty of evidence for those who are prepared to search.
One significant outcome of the events that transpired on the first Easter is direct access to God for all people. No longer is an intermediate priest required to make communal representation. As good as free access to the internet may be - even at a bank, nothing comes close to the free access to God made available to all people through Jesus.
‘Now that we know what we have—Jesus, this great High Priest with ready access to God—let’s not let it slip through our fingers. We don’t have a priest who is out of touch with our reality. He’s been through weakness and testing, experienced it all—all but the sin. So let’s walk right up to him and get what he is so ready to give. Take the mercy, accept the help.’ Hebrews 4:14-16 (MSG)
God bless you this Easter as you experience the privilege of direct access to God through Christ.