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From: Rob Smith <email@example.com>
To: Rob Smith <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Friday, December 30, 2016 7:33 AM
Subject: draw near
Hebrews 4:16 "Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need."
Mercy and grace....we need both so much. We need mercy because there is no way we can approach God unless He provides a way, despite our failures...our rebellion from Him. We desperately need grace because without God's direct help we cannot find our way in this life or find our way to Him for eternal life. As the author of Hebrews put it, we need mercy and grace for help in our time of need. And we stand constantly in that time of need.
Because Jesus has come and paid the price that we could never pay, with His life, we can approach God's throne with confidence...confidence in Him...and obtain the help we need...to find life and then to go on living.
Mercy and grace...this is the help we need.