Fear or Boldness: How Should We Approach God?

There are certain moments that seem to capture the essence of fatherhood, and these memories are the ones I’m sure I’ll cherish long after my children are grown. One such moment is when daddy comes home after work. As I walk through the door, the first thing I see is a table surrounded by hungry children. Their faces turn and immediately brighten upon seeing me. Almost in unison, they scream “daddy’s home,” and run toward me. A few latch on to my legs, while another one grabs my hand to pull me close and tell me something about her day. Bear hugs and wrestling commences and dinner is temporarily neglected. The sheer excitement in their voice often makes me wonder what I’ve done to receive such love.

This morning, I read Revelation 1 and was struck by the power and majesty of Christ that John witnessed. How can we, as children, approach our Lord who is so majestic and holy? Consider John’s account in Rev. 1:13-18:

Then…in the midst of the lamp stands one like a son of man, clothed with a long robe and with a golden sash around his chest. The hairs of his head were white, like white wool, like snow. His eyes were like a flame of fire, his feet were like burnished bronze, refined in a furnace, and his voice was like the roar of many waters. In his right hand he held seven stars, from his mouth came a sharp two-edged sword, and his face was like the sun shining in full strength. When I saw him, I fell at his feet as though dead. But he laid his right hand on me, saying, “Fear not, I am the first and the last, and the living one. I died, and behold I am alive forevermore, and I have the keys of Death and Hades.”

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