For through Him we both have access to the Father by one Spirit. Eph 2:18
Deborah drove the water cart through the campground looking for hand signals that would indicate someone was thirsty. She watched as many waved beer cans in her direction, or used derogatory motions to indicate she was an intruder. Deborah smiled. She proudly carried her faith around her like a cloak, warding off cuss words, crude gestures, and the tiredness that came from a sleepless night.
Just as she was about to leave that section of the rally site, a man raised his head. His sad eyes portrayed an agony inside. From what, Deborah could only guess. He stood slowly. She watched as he raised his hand, but then put it down again. He shook his head. Deborah moved on.
Later that day, she was traveling through that same section, overshadowed by trees. The temperature had risen to an uncomfortable level but she still smiled. The shade under these trees caused the heat index to drop slightly. As she passed the man with the sad eyes, working her way toward the back of this group of tents, she noticed him sitting as before, head bent and a crushed can of beer at his feet.
Deborah turned around and headed back the way she’d come. The man waved and stood. She stopped. He walked slowly toward her and as she poured him a refreshing cup of water, he began to speak.
”Thank you Ma’am, but it’s not water I need. My son is leaving this weekend to travel with a rock band. I know you have a connection to God. All you people do. Would you ask God to protect my son?” His eyes looked on her with confidence that she could do as he asked.
“Why don’t we pray right now?” Deborah put the cup of water on the side of the cart. As she closed her eyes, she saw him look around to see if anyone was watching. He shrugged and bowed his head.
Non-believers accept that we who are believers have access to God. What a privilege that is. Only a believer can stand before the throne of Grace and know that Jesus Christ intercedes on our behalf before God the Father. This man knew that members of Deborah’s biker group were Christians and that they practiced what they believed. They had access to God but so do you, if Jesus is Lord of your life.
Father God, Thank you for the comfort we have as believers. We know You are listening to us and we know that we can come to You at any time to access your strength and your guidance. AMEN.