Blessings of Coming To Jesus

You have not come to a physical mountain,

to a place of flaming fire, 



and whirlwind,

as the Israelites did at Mount Sinai.


you have come to Mount Zion,

to the city of the living God,

the heavenly Jerusalem,

and to countless thousands of angels in a joyful gathering.

…You have come to God himself…

You have come to the spirits of the righteous ones in heaven

who have now been made perfect.

You have come to Jesus…

Hebrews 12:18, 22, 23, 24

Blessings of Looking Forward


All these people died still believing 

what God had promised them.

They did not receive what was promised,

but they saw it all from a distance and welcomed it.

They agreed that they were foreigners

and nomads here on earth.

Obviously people who say such things 

are looking forward to a country they can call their own.

…a heavenly homeland.

Hebrews 11:4, 5, 7, 8, 11, 13-14, 16

(Washington DC tidal basin)

Blessings of Doing Life God’s Way

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…

Dear friends,

if we deliberately continue sinning 

after we have received knowledge of the truth,

there is no longer any sacrifice

that will cover these sins.

There is only the terrible expectation of God’s judgment…

It is a terrible thing to fall into the hands of the living God.

Hebrews 10:21-22, 26, 31

(Marfa, TX)