It’s auction season for me. At TV-44, we are filling up our studio with donations from viewers and Jennifer Beck is contacting businesses and putting some great getaway packages together. It’s quite the production to get everything ready for the annual event that takes place September 9th (Make plans to join us on that Saturday!).
It’s also auction time for FCA. For the past several weeks, I have been gathering items for the FCA auction that just went live on Wednesday (https://www.charityauctionstoday.com/auctions/district8fca-2528). Many times, I would walk into a business and explain to the host or sales clerk what I was looking for and how they could help. I knew within a few seconds whether or not I was going to secure a donation…and, it had nothing to do with whether they said yes or no. It had everything to do with whether or not they had the authority or if they gave me the authority by bringing out a manager.
Isn’t it great that we have access to an even greater authority, with something much more important than auction items?
“Christ reconciled both groups to God by means of his death on the cross, and our hostility toward each other was put to death.17He brought this Good News of peace to you Gentiles who were far away from him, and peace to the Jews who were near. 18Now all of us can come to the Father through the same Holy Spirit because of what Christ has done for us.” (Ephesians 2:16-18)
We can bring our hearts, questions, desires, requests–our very lives–straight to God’s throne because of what Jesus did for us. We know our requests will be heard and cared for because He has all authority! Don’t be afriad to “approach the throne of grace with confidence,” my friends (Hebrews 4:16). He is waiting to hear from us and wants to join us in this journey we call life.