"Jesus has already gone in there for us. He has become our eternal High Priest in the order of Melchizedek." (Hebrews 6:20 NLT)
A High Priest goes before God for the people and offers prayers and sacrifices. Jesus Christ is our High Priest and He goes before the Lord God Almighty on our behalf. He has offered Himself, covering all of our sins and restoring us to a right relationship with God. One of my favorite images of Christ is a description of Him before the Father, on our behalf.
"Who then will condemn us? No one—for Christ Jesus died for us and was raised to life for us, and he is sitting in the place of honor at God’s right hand, pleading for us." (Romans 8:34 NLT)
Its hard to imagine a High Priest who left heaven, came to earth, lived with us, died for us and now sits at the right hand of the Father pleading for us. That is a picture of our Savior, our High Priest, and how much He loves us.