“And the Lord said to Moses, ‘Tell Aaron your brother not to come at simply anytime into the Holy Place inside the veil, before the mercy seat which is on the ark, lest he die, for I will appear in the cloud above the mercy seat.'”
“Thus Aaron shall come into the Holy Place: with the blood. . .” Leviticus 16:2-3

Even with the closest of friends and family, the offer to “stop by anytime” needs to be considered carefully.

Lord, how blessed we are that You have provided the blood needed for us to be forever in the Holy Place of Your heart. And here’s a simple poem . . .


No matter when
no matter where
Jesus has promised
He will be there.

How blessed we are
that He made a way
for us to be with Him
every hour of the day.


  1. I know you are being serious but I did have to laugh because at this time of the year it would be good to remind people that “stopping by anytime” isn’t always cool 🙂

  2. Deb,
    I come from a culture where in times past, people seldom called before coming over. Probably because telephony was expensive or whatever but there was something special about it and we looked forward to people visiting and our front door was always open. This meant many meals with strangers, friends and family and therefore more work for my Mum but it was always a joy for us. In this new age where privacy is so vital, being invited or asking permission has become the norm and as much as it is convenient, I am glad that with Christ, nothing is required and we are more than welcome to talk to Him whenever we want. Thank you for this wonderful poem and reminder of our freedom with God.
    In Him,

  3. It’s okay if you laugh! It is a funny thought, because you know we say that, don’t we. But we don’t really mean it!!!! ha! Thanks Jessie, for stopping by today! 🙂

  4. That is a beautiful reminder of how things have changed, and not necessarily for the better. We are so busy, we are not as welcoming as we once were, when people really could come by anytime. 🙂 Thank you for sharing that! 🙂

  5. Thank you, Deb.

    I’m thankful for His blood (His blood, sacrifice and ransom has been a recurring theme on blogs I’ve read this week). He bought me with His blood and still chooses to fellowship with me. I’m happy He’s always nearby 🙂

    “Then sings my soul, my Savior God to Thee, How great Thou art, How great Thou art”!!


  6. Deb, It is so awesome that when He died on the cross the veil that is mentioned in Leviticus 16 was torn in two, so now there is no barrier between us and God. How wonderful to be able to be with Him every hour of the day! I pray the times I would be embarrassed to have Him just drop by would be few and that when I ask Him to stop by anytime I really mean it. Peace, Linda

  7. Deb

    Evening has fallen as I read this. I’ve gotten about 11 hours of sleep in the last three days – been a busy beaver – a tired – and peaceful – and happy – but busy one. Going just a bit past what my body will allow.

    But tonight is about being with Him and I’m glad I waited till now to read you. I always approach God casually – sometimes too casually. That fine line between crawling up on his lap – and entering a throne room. Tonight, because I read this – it’s about the throne.


    heart your words

  8. I feel like a broken record here in Leviticus! ha! Lots about sacrifice and blood, but so good to see how it was necessary in order for us to be with Him. And , yes, I’m glad we really can stop by anytime, with Jesus! 🙂 Thanks Ann, for blessing me and keeping me going!

  9. I do need Him at all hours! So glad He’s okay with the 24/7 set-up. And I really liked how you changed that around to Him stopping by to see us! Yes, may the times be few when I’d be embarrassed for Him to drop by! God bless you and your dear family! 🙂

  10. so glad you are with Him tonight! 🙂 Praying for you some sleep, some rest . . .but thankful with you for your week! 🙂 God bless you and keep you in His care!

  11. Beautiful poem as always Deb!
    What’s with me that tears fall
    when Ann sang that song? you sang it, right? 🙂
    He is indeed everywhere — including the comments!
    Thank you all guys 🙂

  12. I think tears always indicate God at work. And that you find Him in the comments and everywhere shows a heart that is yearning for Him. Thank you, sweet bendedspoon, for always touching us with His love.

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