Ya-hoo--Sunday is almost here! We get to worship God, corporately! In order to help get us ready for church, here is the incomparable Thom-as Watson, from his work entitled, "The Happiness of Drawing Near to God":
"And as Christ makes the way for us into the Holy of Holies by His in-carnation: so by His crucifixion, He died to make God and us friends. The divine law being infringed, God's justice was provoked, and satis-faction was demanded, before we could approach to God in an amic-able way. Now here Christ as our Priest shed His blood for our sins, and so made the atonement, (Col. 1:20): 'Having made peace through the blood of His cross.' As Joseph being so great at court, made way for all his brethren to draw near into the king's presence,
(Gen. 47:2)--so Jesus Christ is our Joseph, who makes the way for us by His blood, that we may now come near into God's presence. Through Christ, God is pleased with us; He holds forth the golden scepter, that we may draw near, and touch the top of the scepter."