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Airports and Access

I was at the Richmond International Airport transitioning back to California time, which was frightening because it was 2:50 A.M. there and I had been up for hours. From the airport, I had access to points worldwide.

We have grown so accustomed to that convenience of modern times -- and we like it free and fast.

Another case in point: internet access. Free and fast access -- to information, news, email, friend updates ... the world.

I have grown to depend upon it and cherish it. But there is another sort of access that I more deeply cherish.

I had it, that day, at 3:00 A.M. EST before I had even thought about turning on the laptop. It was the access I enjoyed as I sat on the side of the bed with an open bible and an open heart.

It was the access I had as I laid my head on the pillow the night before and all through the night.

It was the access that continually transitions and transports me beyond time and space. It remains, years later, the access that I have had for so many years to One who knows me, accepts me, loves me, and walks alongside me.

"Therefore, brothers and sisters, since we have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way opened for us through the curtain, that is, his body ... " -Hebrews 10:19-20