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Christ, Our Present Intercessor

The doctrine of the present heavenly intercession of Christ is neglected today. That is too bad, because it is a consoling truth and flows right out of the heart of Christ. Whereas the doctrine of the atonement reassures us with what Christ has done in the past, the doctrine of his intercession reassures us with what he is doing in the present. 

If you are in Christ, you have an intercessor, a present-day mediator, one who is happily celebrating with his father the abundant reason for both to embrace you into their deepest heart. 

  Dane Ortlund in
“Gentle and Lowly” 


My prayer this week: Thank you, Jesus, for being my mediator, for interceding on my behalf to the Father. When I do not know what to say, you have the words that speak to the deepest needs of my heart. Thank you for loving me so much that you’re dedicated to healing my brokenness and turning it into praise.