Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. Romans 5:1-2
Joseph Oldendorf was running in Washington’s Olympic National Forest when he slipped on ice and broke his leg. He had no cell coverage. “I wasn’t counting on my phone ever working,” he said. He crawled for hours to a spot where his phone picked up a signal, and he was able to call 911 just after midnight. Rescuers found him about 4:30 a.m. and airlifted him to the hospital. He survived the ordeal, but barely.
When something awful happens to us, we need access. We need communication. We need instant help.
With our Lord, there’s never a break in service or a blackout area. Ephesians 2:18 says, “For through Him we both have access by one Spirit to the Father.” And Ephesians 3:12 says, “In whom we have boldness and access with confidence through faith in Him.”
Wherever we go, God is immediately accessible to us. Never let yourself feel stranded in a crisis. You have instant communication with heaven. You have uninterrupted access with your Heavenly Father.
Prayer is the gate of heaven. Thomas Brooks
The Divine Guarantee of an Eternal Salvation, Part 1 (Romans 5:1–2)