Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need. (Hebrews 4:16)
I checked in with the secretary and then entered the General’s office. It was the first time I wasn’t nervous around a general officer. Oh, don’t get me wrong. I demonstrated the respect due any senior leader but my knees weren’t knocking. I wasn’t feeling the anxiety I normally experienced. The reason for the calm is clear. He had been my battalion commander and we had developed a close professional relationship. Relationship makes all the difference. That’s what we have with God the Father through His Son, Jesus Christ, a relationship. And now, rendering all proper respect due to the Creator, we can enter into God’s presence with confidence and calm.