The blood of Christ
One of the more grotesque rituals of human civilization is the blood sacrifice. Many people have died and suffered because of some idea that blood must be shed for some cause or some person. With a Christian perspective, we know where this concept comes from. God called for it. Not from humans or any animal, but they all pointed to a truth. A God would have to die for the fall of humanity. A sacrifice so impossible that an Infinite being had to give way for a creature. Nothing about that last sentence make sense, but it did happen.
If God had a better way, I am sure God would have taken that option. There is one surety with God, He always does things the “right” way, the best way. God had to deal with sin, refute Satan’s claims, uphold a kingdom, and somehow make it possible for this universe to go forward having a Pandora’s box of woe enter in a perfect existence. I imagine there were less difficult paths to try to absolve all the issues that arose, but God chose the plan that would “fix” everything. He chose the impossible decision and by it, saved us, the world, and the entire creation.
Indeed, under the law almost everything is purified with blood, and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness of sins.
We have a God that has gone the extra mile for us, why would we expect Him to change in any form or fashion? His love has no limits, He has made the power of the Almighty accessible to all. The blood of Jesus was shed on our behalf that we might have life everlasting. This true sacrifice, a death that was given for every sinner, that we could have something that we should never have had. There is power in the blood. A motivation so strong, and belief so profound, it changes everything about us. That precious blood that was shed for me is now imbued in our veins, that we might walk in the newness of life. Praise Jesus! Let’s cast all our cares on Him, who has overcome the world, do not doubt Him for a moment. He loves us, He lives for us, He died for us…. and most importantly, the tomb is empty!
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