Christ, Our Holy High Priest

January 17th, 2015

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Hebrews 7:20-28

Lettie Cowman, wife of Charles Cowman, gave to the world the devotional treasures, Streams in the Desert, Springs in the Valley, and Mountain Trailways. She penned her experience of her deep soul need met in a holy encounter: “One morning, as I arose at four o’clock to pray and to do some searching (of the Word), just as I knelt, I felt an Unseen Presence so near me that I looked up to see who was there. I could not utter one word, but just felt hushed in that glorious Presence. A sweet rest filled my very being, and I knew that the Holy Spirit had come in to fill and abide with me forever. Nothing has ever been able to shake the experience of that hour alone with God.”

Writing twenty-one years later, she concluded, “As I pen this testimony, the witness still is in my heart that ‘the blood of Jesus cleanseth me from all sin.’ His will is the sweetest thing on earth.”*

Through grace our holy, high priest “meets our need” and keeps supplying us for the journey.


*Benjamin Harold Pearson, The Vision Lives; A Profile of Mrs. Charles E. Cowman, Los Angeles: Cowman Publications, 1961, 18.

Author: Paul Martin

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One Response to “Christ, Our Holy High Priest”

  1. Trisha Says:

    January 17th, 2015 at 9:26 pm

    Thank you, Paul. I remember reading Streams in the Desert years ago as a college student at ONU and growing from the words penned there. I thank God often for the faithful saints of the past who have shared their struggles and triumphs in print so that others may grow and be encouraged. Thanks you for resurrecting this passage to be shared with a new audience.

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