Driving home from the beach yesterday, we passed a girl/woman with a flat tire on the interstate median. She was changing the tire herself. Not feeling capable or equipped to stop and help her, I felt I needed to do something. So I dialed *HP, for the ASAP (roadside assistance) truck. I was greeted by a voicemail telling me to press ‘0’ if this was an emergency, or to hang up and dial 251-1397 for ASAP. [FYI – this number is not that hard to remember since it makes a box using the 4 corners of your dial pad – just in case you need it sometime]. When I called the ASAP number, guess what? I got a message saying that their box was full. Not only did a machine answer instead of a person – I couldn’t even leave a message! I truly hope none of us ever needs to use this service…
In light of the new sermon series Danny has started on the Attributes of God, I was thinking about how accessible He is to us. He knows what we need, He’s ready to listen and to help. All we have to do is accept what He has for us! We never have to try to do something on our own, hope that He will answer when we call out to Him, or even be alone. Amazing!
Hebrews 4:14-16 The Message
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.