These two sheep seem to be communicating just fine. But for many divorced parents, the communication between Mom and Dad continues to be as explosive as when married. In an effort to stay out of court, some judges mandate that the parents try a co-parenting application. The idea is to reduce conflict and improve communication through custody calendars, records for shared expenses and a private messaging center. A warning appears when the app senses abusive language or sarcasm. The application is sometimes called a “robot mediator.”
Today’s verse talks about the only mediator needed between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus. He is the only One who is uniquely qualified as both fully man and fully God to be that mediator. Jesus as the sinless Great High Priest, ever lives to make intercession for us to the Father. He is there at the right hand of God for that very purpose (Romans 8:34). Every time Satan accuses us, Jesus intercedes. Every time we feel unworthy because of our sin, Jesus intercedes with the reminder that He paid for that sin.
Jesus, being my mediator, assures me that I can enter that heavenly throne room and approach with confidence (Hebrews 4:16). Because of the blood of Jesus I can receive mercy and find grace for every need (Hebrews 10:19). No one else can do that for me! How incredible it is that I can draw near to the God of the universe because of my faithful Mediator! He is the bridge that spans the chasm of sin that once separated us. Because of Jesus, I can enjoy a communication and closeness unparalleled.
Thank you Lord, for being my perfect loving Mediator.