“And what we have said is even more clear…” (v.15) I laughed at that part. “More clear”? Something has to be partly clear before it can be more clear. When I got to that verse I was already baffled and believing only readers with Aaron’s blood in their veins could appreciate these arguments.

But one thing is clear in this passage. It’s not about me. It’s all about Jesus. Who he is and what he did is considered essential and crucial. A key truth is: “Therefore he is able to save completely those who come to God through him, because he always lives to intercede for them.” (v.25)

I often find myself in this unhealthy, unhelpful thought cycle” “What must I do to help and save myself? I’m not the Christian I should be, so what should I be doing?”

Though this chapter agitated my mind, it relaxed my soul. I found myself taking deep breaths. I’ve got a perfect, legitimate, holy, in-heaven, capable, eternal Priest and Saviour. He’s done it all.

Today I don’t have to “meet him halfway” – do a bunch of stuff so he’ll come and help me. Nor do I have to “take it from here” – thank him for the leg he ran, take the baton and bring it home myself. (Two very lonely, bound-to-fail) options. I simply get to come to God through him and live my day with the Creator God Himself living with and in me, because Jesus, my forever priest, is incessantly interceding and making such saving union possible.