Our scripture this morning is Hebrews‬ ‭10:19-25.

And so, dear brothers and sisters, we can boldly enter heaven’s Most Holy Place because of the blood of Jesus. By his death, Jesus opened a new and life-giving way through the curtain into the Most Holy Place. And since we have a great High Priest who rules over God’s house, let us go right into the presence of God with sincere hearts fully trusting him. For our guilty consciences have been sprinkled with Christ’s blood to make us clean, and our bodies have been washed with pure water. Let us hold tightly without wavering to the hope we affirm, for God can be trusted to keep his promise. Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works. And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near.

Paul writes about the assurance of our salvation, reminding us that we have been washed clean by Christ’s sacrifice. Jesus knew exactly what His mission was when He came to be one of us. He also knew that part of God’s plan was that we were to be His representatives after He returned to heaven, continuing to share God’s love.

Now it is up to us. With the guidance of the Holy Spirit, we go into the world to tell the story of Jesus, to help others find their way to an eternal connection to God. We don’t need to worry about our qualifications or how well we communicate, the important part is that we honestly share our faith with everyone.

This means we are called to go “out there” – a scary place sometimes, but it is where we live now. God wants all His children to be in relationship with Him, and He has chosen us to bring the message. Let His strength make you strong and His love give you compassion for the work we must all accomplish.

Loving Lord, we are amazed that You forgive our sins and send us to carry the Good News to our brothers and sisters. May we be faithful workers for Your kingdom. Amen.

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