Saturday, April 28, 2007

Who will be my advocate?

Last week I went through one of the most difficult proceedings of my academic career--an interview with a student facing a dishonesty charge. I'm sure it was a difficult position to be in, and before it started, he asked me, "Who will be my advocate?"

While I've never been on his side of the desk for this kind of incident, I know that the day is coming when I will face God in such a setting. And I know I will be guilty of all the charges, whether I knew about them or not. But luckily, I will have an advocate--1 John 2:1 says, "We have one who speaks to the Father in our defense—Jesus Christ, the Righteous One."

Who better to have on my side, to testify that although I am guilty, my guilt has been washed away by his blood, the perfect, innocent Lamb of God. I can rest assured that he will be at my side, and have confidence that his sacrifice is enough, that although I am guilty, I do not have to pay for it--Jesus more than covered it. Alleluia!

Thank you, Jesus, for being our innocent lamb, great high priest and advocate. Thank you for dying for my sin, so that I may have life, and have it abundantly.

1 comment:

Jen Henze said...

Amen and amen to that. A good reminder, that I have the Supreme Advocate praying for me and interceding for me!