The Real McCoy
Today’s scripture selection: Hebrews 8-10
Key verse: Hebrews 9:24
“For Christ did not enter a sanctuary made with human hands that was only a copy of the real one; he entered heaven itself, now to appear for us in God’s presence.”
A long time ago, in T.V. terms, there was a very popular show. It was called “The Real McCoys”. It was about a simple farming family, living in a much simpler time. And, as the name implies, it was about honest, hard-working, faithful, good people. They weren’t fakes. They wouldn’t take advantage of you by pretending to be something they weren’t. They were “the real McCoys” – a clever little play on words given that the characters were named McCoy.
Well, long before television, the author of the Book of Hebrews was concerned with another person we could trust and follow unswervingly without fear – Jesus. He too was whom he claimed to be; he too could be trusted. And, as the scripture above claims, He is even now in heaven itself – not some mere earthly “copy” of it. He is in the Holy of Holies; at the right hand of the everlasting God – interceding for us.
In a world where there seems to be less and less upon which you can really count – I find that comforting.
Think of how many times in your life you have
- Been betrayed
- Been let down
- Been fooled
- Been led down the wrong path
If you are like most people – that’s happened more than once; and probably more times than you would like to count.
But the Christian faith has, and always will, boldly proclaim that Christ is the One on whom you can count. He is the One on whom you can trust. He is the “the Way, the Truth, and the Life.”
Trust it. He’s the real deal in a world of cheap imitations. Trust in Him. You won’t be disappointed.
Prayer: Lord, in a very uncertain world, help me to always trust in the certainty of your love. AMEN.