It is the day of intercession.
A time of prayer and fasting. A very focused time to get right with God.
For those of us who believe Jesus is the Messiah, I think we all to often forget we have this kind of access on a continual basis. Jesus interceded. His purpose is to be our great high priest. The great high priest whose name is Love. He has, is, and is continuing to intercede on our behalf.
Should it not follow that we are in a continual atonement? We should be in a continual process of evaluating our lives, our walks, to ensure alignment with that high priest.
Would we not also benefit from that level of introspection and evaluation? From a day of fervent prayer and fasting?
To my Jewish friends:May you be blessed. May you be happy. May you be at peace. May you be in good health. May you be in good company. May you never lack food, shelter, or safety. Wishing you a wonderful Jewish new year, and an easy fast for Yom Kippur.
G'mar Chatimah Tova