Through His sacrifice upon the cross, Jesus opens the throne of grace for us in heaven, changing how we can approach His throne. In the Old Testament, the temple had three main parts. The first was the outer court, then the Holy place where only the priest could enter, and God reserved the Most Holy place for himself. Once a year, on the Day of Atonement, the High Priest would enter this room to offer a sacrifice for the people’s sins. The curtain in the temple hung between the Holy Place, and the Most Holy place was torn from top to bottom when Jesus died on the cross.
Mark 15:37 Then Jesus uttered another loud cry and breathed his last. 38 And the curtain in the sanctuary of the Temple was torn in two, from top to bottom.  Symbolically the curtain separated our Holy God from sinful people. When the Lord tore the curtain from top to bottom, He showed us that Jesus had opened a way for sinful people to come to a Holy God and not go through a priest.
The Lord Welcomes You to His Throne of Grace!
When you picture the Lord sitting on His throne, what do you think about it? I think of this large throne and myself as very small and insignificant. Sometimes, we seem too small to matter to God when we think about God’s throne. Isaiah gives insight into God’s throne room. Isaiah 6:1It was in the year King Uzziah died that I saw the Lord. He was sitting on a lofty throne, and the train of his robe filled the Temple.
The word lofty means His throne is large, but in Hebrews, we receive a different perspective of this same throne. Hebrews 4:16 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.  The author of Hebrews portrays a throne of grace, not one of a distant God. It speaks of a throne of mercy where we will find grace in times of need. Grace is God’s undeserved love. The Lord commands us to come to him with boldness and not be timid in this Scripture. The Lord desires and loves when His children come to His throne with their prayers.
Where Do You Need God’s Help Today?
So, where do you need the Lord’s assistance today? Where do you need His grace and mercy in your life? Our Lord is not distant and far away, and we can talk to Him anytime in prayer. He is a Father who loves His children and cares for them deeply. Whatever your prayer need is, the Lord encourages you to come freely to Him. Your condition may be health-related, a broken relationship, provision, a hunger for righteousness, or other essential needs. Your heavenly Father loves you and longs to hear from you.
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[1-3] Tyndale House Publishers. (2015). Holy Bible: New Living Translation . Tyndale House Publishers.
(Heb 4:16). Tyndale House Publishers.