There once was a king of a great empire who was holding a council in his throne room with his advisers, the powerful governors and the prestigious experts. Suddenly there was a bang and a clatter at the door of the closed chamber. All eyes turned as the door swung wide and a young boy ran into the room. Quicker than a blink, one of the royal guardsmen had his sword drawn and pointed at the boy. “Hold there, lad!” he shouted. “Don’t you know you’re disturbing the council of the king?” “He’s your king,” laughed the boy, “but he’s my Daddy!” And the boy bounced into the open arms of his father. That a child could outrank all other VIPs is hard for some to believe in a world still ruled by protocols of hierarchy and protection of privilege.
I can tweet Elon and maybe just maybe see a direct response, but I can’t waltz into his office or home to share my appreciation of his visionary innovations or tell him how annoyed I am with certain software glitches. If you watched the Netflix series “The Crown” you’ll come across more than one scene where the Queen’s children have to request an audience with their mother, and at times are denied. But as children of the King of kings, we have been promised direct access to our Heavenly Father. It is right there in the prayer Jesus taught his friends when He begins with the address, “Our Father”.
The letter to the Hebrews appeals to us today “Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and kindness to help us in our time of need.” (Heb 4:16). Don’t hesitate to strike up a conversation with Jesus at any time over anything that moves your soul. The prayer team at OAC is glad to pray for and with you Thursday evenings and this Saturday Feb 6 by appointment at OAC, or by phone: 604-266-6727.
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