For Christ has entered, not into holy places made with hands, which are copies of the true things, but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God on our behalf.
Every Christmas, the hearts of believers everywhere focus on the birth of Christ. Now, while I love the fact that people are thinking about spiritual things this time of year, the story of the baby Jesus is just a snapshot in God’s story. In fact, it’s only a small portion of the life of Christ.
Jesus grew up, lived a powerful life filled with many miraculous works, died a terrible death for you and me, rose again, and ascended to heaven. He paid what we owed. So you see, we miss a whole lot when all we remember is His birth. And today, as you read these words, Jesus is as alive as ever, seated at the right hand of the Father!
But what is Christ doing in heaven? He is interceding for the faithful. He is in the presence of the Father, at the very throne of God, to speak on our behalf!
If you knew that Jesus Christ was in the next room right now praying for you, would that make a difference in the way you face life each day? Well, the distance makes no difference. Jesus is praying for you right now. And you can face the challenges and the battles of life knowing that He is interceding for you!
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