God dwelt in a special way with His people under the Old Covenant in the transportable tabernacle and later in the temple at Jerusalem. Into the Holy of Holies, the very presence of God, the high priest went alone only once a year where he offered the blood of animals for his sins and those of the people. Jesus Christ, the Mediator of the New Covenant, provided through His sacrifice a new and living way into God’s presence. Through His blood, we can continually draw near into God’s presence having been cleansed completely and eternally of our sins. What a great hope we have in Christ! Let us hold fast the confession of our hope while also exhorting one other to continue in that hope as the day of our Lord’s return approaches (Heb. 10:19-25).