For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us. ~ Hebrews 9:24
This morning we have been reminded, again, of our great high priest, Jesus Christ our Lord and how he enters into the true Holy of Holies for us. Christ, alone, has given us the privilege of communing with God.
St. Paul writes that now we see dimly that which we will see clearly when all things are complete, this is not merely a reference to temple life, but to all of life in this time. The Law of Moses, the Old Testament, and even our sacred liturgy are dim images of that which is to come. The glory and the joy that we will know in the great last day.
The temple made with hands but was a clue of that which is to come, and our Old Testament lesson for this morning shows us the earliest form of this glorious dim image. As Christians, we no longer need to make sacrifices to enter into this holy place, but we enter it through Christ’s sacrifice for us.
Christ’s death and resurrection are our Easter hope, and we take joy in knowing the greater and more glorious things to come.