April 19/Weekend

Written by Bill Grandi on April 19th, 2019

My title is All Access vs No Access.

Several months ago I had the great privilege of opening the Indiana House of Representatives session with prayer. Getting there was interesting. I had to go through a locked gate, tell them who I was and what I was there for and wait for the arm to go up. Fine…if someone is at the gate. I eventually had to back out (I had a number of cars behind me), make a call and get instructions.  Otherwise, no access. To top it off I had to go through other checkpoints (which I understand why) to get where I needed to go.

Today is “Good Friday.” A day that reminds me of access. Isaiah 25:9 says, “Behold, this is our God; we have watched for him, that he might save us. This is the Lord; we have waited for him; let us be glad and rejoice in his salvation.”

On this day the cross made salvation possible. On this day Jesus died for that salvation to be possible. On this day the sky grew pitch black even though it was noon. On this day the veil was torn from top to bottom giving us full and complete access to the presence of God. A new way is now open to God. No longer is the blood of bulls and goats required. No longer do we need a priest to offer a sacrifice for our sins. No longer does a priest give forgiveness. Full and complete access is now ours.



6 Comments so far ↓

  1. Full and complete access to our Father . . . Thank you, Jesus, for making a way for us!
    Blessings, Bill!

  2. floyd says:


    Only perfect Blood could cover our sin eternally.

    What a gift and what a friend and Savior…

  3. Ryan says:

    I am thankful that gaining access to God isn’t as complicated as getting access to the Indiana House of Representatives… Have a wonderful Easter at the Farm, miss you guys!

    • Bill Grandi says:

      I certainly agree with you on that Ryan. If it was I can see people saying, “What’s the use?” Hope you, Amanda and the kids have a great Resurrection day service and afternoon together. Miss seeing you too.