“Aaron shall bear the names of the sons of Israel on the breastplate of judgment over his heart, when he goes into the holy place, as a memorial before the LORD continually. And you shall put in the breastplate of judgment the Urim and the Thummim.” Exodus 28:29-30
Now am I, says the believer, forever in the gracious remembrance of God, since my great High Priest, Christ Jesus, bears my name continually before Him on His heart. Whenever I am troubled about my sins, His powerful mediation will surely obtain mercy for all my transgressions and supply my needs abundantly. God not denying Him anything, I can through Him continually be heard and obtain grace; for He makes perpetual intercession for me in Heaven, by which all my prayers are sanctified and presented to the Father, who hears Him always.
Who would not rest his hope in such an Intercessor?
Who would not employ such an Advocate in every time of need?
O Jesus, give me faith to believe that my name is on Your heart, that my interest is in Your hands, and that You will carry my cause before Your Father! Help me to leave myself and all my concerns, wholly and forever with You, seeing the Father hears You always.
Devotion by Karl Heinrich von Bogatzky (1690—1774)
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