2018 Easter Devotional — March 30

Hebrews 4:14-16, 5:7-9 (click to view Scripture below)

So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive his mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most.” (Hebrews 4:16)

What a wonderful invitation! Come boldly, without hesitation, without shame to present our needs to the Lord. We have not earned this access to the King of the Universe. Yet when we arrive to the throne, He looks at us through eyes of mercy and graciously offers us help when we need it most. The little word “so” at the beginning of the verse makes it all possible! Jesus is the one that made the way. He gave his life as a once-for-all-time sacrifice.

There is nothing more precious than seeing the innocent faces of ChildHope schoolchildren as they pray. We can learn so much from their innocent boldness as they pray for deliverance for an alcoholic father or for healing for an aunt suffering from cancer. So… let us come boldly.

Rod Boyd
Regional Coordinator, Central America
Prayer: Heavenly Father, we join with thousands of caring ChildHope sponsors to pray for children and youth across Latin America who desperately need a miracle in their lives or family. Lord, miraculously provide food for their tables, healing for their bodies and transform their lives for your glory.

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Hebrews 4:14-16, 5:7-9 (ESV)

14 Since then we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. 15 For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin. 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.

In the days of his flesh, Jesus[a] offered up prayers and supplications, with loud cries and tears, to him who was able to save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverence. Although he was a son, he learned obedience through what he suffered. And being made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation to all who obey him,

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