Once and for all

10 We have been made holy by God’s will through the offering of Jesus Christ’s body once for all. 11 Every priest stands every day serving and offering the same sacrifices over and over, sacrifices that can never take away sins. 12 But when this priest offered one sacrifice for sins for all time, he sat down at the right side of God. 13 Since then, he’s waiting until his enemies are made into a footstool for his feet, 14 because he perfected the people who are being made holy with one offering for all time. 15 The Holy Spirit affirms this when saying, 16 This is the covenant that I will make with them. After these days, says the Lord, I will place my laws in their hearts and write them on their minds. 17 And I won’t remember their sins and their lawless behavior anymore. 18 When there is forgiveness for these things, there is no longer an offering for sin. (Hebrews 10:10-18, CEB)

Before Jesus, no matter how many times a priest did a sacrifice it would never have been enough. And even now any priest other than Jesus that offers a sacrifice it is never enough.

But God gave us Jesus to make the one sacrifice that would for all time cover everyone and make the promises true.

Trust in the promises that are fulfilled by Jesus and trust in the baby coming in the manger.

Loving People. Loving God.