Quentin would die as a fighter pilot in World War I; Ted became a highly decorated soldier who saw service in both World Wars; Archie became a businessman; Kermit grew up to become an adventurer and soldier of fortune; and Ethel served as a nurse in France during World War I and later became involved with the Red Cross.
As children they had a very unique experience in common. They had access to the Oval Office of the President of the United States! Can you imagine?
They are the children of President Theodore Roosevelt and his wife, Edith . (See Photo)
As believers in Jesus Christ we have access to the throne room of God! We are the children of God through a second birth.
So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive his mercy and we will find grace to help us when we need it most. Hebrews 4:16 NLT
As a child of the King, we have special privileges.
1. We can come BOLDLY into God’s throne room at any time. This does not mean arrogantly, but confidently. We are his child!
2. We can receive MERCY when we mess up. We all mess up. With a genuine sorrow for the sin and full intent to turn from it we will receive his forgiveness and mercy.
3. We can find GRACE when we are weak, incapable, and need resources, which is just about all the time. These grace-gifts are given freely to His children. We have not because we ask not.
Freedom to stroll into the Oval Office to consult with a sitting United States President seems like nothing compared to the privilege we actually do have to boldly enter God’s presence any time we choose!
Our Father, what an amazing privilege to write these words knowing you see and hear them. Thank-you we can come into your very throne room boldly and confidently as your child. Please have mercy on us in our sins. Please provide all we need to serve You effectively and faithfully.