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“Then I saw a great white throne and Him who sat upon it, from whose presence earth and heaven fled, and no place was found for them” (Revelation 20:11).

Why are people so afraid of Jesus?  Even the atheist seems to disdain the name.  On the one hand, if Jesus does not exist as Lord and Savior, what is there to fear?  On the other, if He is the judge of the living and the dead, then you who sin should fear greatly.  But do we not all sin?  And now we who believe are at the place where we can understand why all people flee.  What sinner can stand upright before a perfect and righteous God?

Lord Jesus, I hope in Your grace to cover my sin.  I do need to be saved and far too often I am too cavalier about all of this.  Your Word says that all flee.  That includes me.  Prepare me to fall on my face before You, for You alone are righteous and holy.  You have given me Your Word and there is the place where my hope must be.  You said, “Come unto me.”  And so, following You is my beginning.

Lord Jesus, Savior for all who believe.  You have promised grace and mercy.  Lead me by Your grace so that I may stand before You on the final day in the hope of salvation that You have purchased from the cross.  Guide me, Lord Jesus, to live the life You have made possible by this grace You freely give.  Lord, I want to flee.  Teach me to flee into the arms of Your mercy and grace.  Amen.