A legend is told of a time during the Civil War. A young Union soldier grieved over a father and older brother who had been killed.
This soldier traveled to Washington, D.C. to seek an exemption from military service so that he could go back home and help his mother and sister with the spring planting. Approaching the White House, the soldier sought an audience with the president. He was turned away.
Discouraged, the soldier took a seat on a park bench nearby. A boy approached him and asked, “You look unhappy, soldier. What’s wrong?”
The soldier related what had happened, which motivated the boy to take the soldier by the hand. The boy led him through the back door of the White House, past the guards, and into the president’s office itself. There, President Lincoln looked up and asked, “What can I do for you, Tad?”
Tad answered, “Daddy, this soldier needs to talk to you.” The soldier was granted access to the president.
Jesus does the same for us. Through Jesus’ work, we have access to the Heavenly Father in His throne room.
So, friends, we can now—without hesitation—walk right up to God, into "the Holy Place." Jesus has cleared the way by the blood of his sacrifice, acting as our priest before God. The "curtain" into God's presence is his body (Heb. 10:19-21.) THE MESSAGE
Source: Progress Magazine, December 12/13, 1992