Holy Saturday Lesson - Hebrews 9:24-28

From the Letter to the Hebrews

Christ did not enter into a holy place
made by hands,
but entered heaven itself,
now to appear in the presence of God
on our behalf.

It was through Christ’s blood
that eternal redemption was obtained
and we were cleansed from lifeless deeds,
so that we could worship the living God.

Christ was offered up once
to take away the sin of many
and will appear a second time,
not to take away sin
but to bring salvation to those
who eagerly wait.

This day we watch for you, O God.
We heed the call of Scripture
that when you return you will find us waiting,
that you will invite us into the feast.

Christ was delivered up to death
that we might receive life.

We heed the call of Scripture.
You will find us waiting and watching.