2. Through friends, family, Godly mentors.
3. Events around us.
4. Events of our lives.
5. Through the Word.
Our recent women's Bible Study through Hebrews was a huge hug as we were reminded who God is, who man is and what sin is and Jesus part in everything. We felt it in every verse that told us about the New Covenant being better then the old one. Hebrews 1:3 Jesus work is finished, completed, done, He made purification for sins. Jesus's single sacrifice is final. There's no need for more, Hebrews 10:17. And, this is the key to Hebrews and our walk of faith, why would you even want to go back and put yourself back underneath the old covenant, its not the best.
For me, the longer I walk with Him, the more I trust Him, the more it's all Him and none of me, I feel like I am living in a ongoing hug from God Himself. I think it blesses His heart when we are obedient to trust Him through deep trials and His hugs get tighter. Ephesians 1:3.
I am sure you have experienced this. You meet up with family or friends and you go beyond just saying hello, its so good to see you, you grab them and give them a big hug. They hug back and you hug a little tighter and a little longer back. It feel so good, doesn't it? You think, wow they really care for me, I can tell by that hug. That my friend is what Hebrews is about, a longer, tighter hug from God Himself, reminding us, Jesus paid it all, I can rest in that no matter what is going on around me. I can trust that shed blood of Jesus to give me freedom to enter into the Holy of Holy in heaven with my prayers and God the Father will hear them.
Need a hug today, get in the Word. Sprinkled all over the pages are countless times He reminds us how much He loves us.