For when we were yet without strength,
in due time Christ died for the ungodly.
For scarcely for a righteous man will
die; yet peradventure for a good man
some would even dare to die.
But God commendeth his love toward us,
in that, while we were yet sinners,
Christ died for us.
Romans 5: 6-8
The Blood of Jesus
One night in a church service a young
woman felt the
tug of God at her heart. She responded
to God's call
and accepted Jesus as her Lord and Savior.
woman had had a very rough past, involving
alcohol, drugs, and prostitution. But, the change in her was evident.
As time went on she became a faithful
member of the church. She eventually became involved in the ministry, teaching
young children. After a while, this faithful young woman caught the eye,
and heart, of the pastor's son. The relationship grew and they began to
make wedding plans, and this is when the problems began. You see, about
half of the church membership did not think that a woman with a past such
as hers was a suitable
mate for a pastor's son. The church
began to argue and fight about the matter.
Then, they decided to have a meeting.
As the people
made their arguments and tensions increased,
meeting was getting completely out of
hand. The young woman became very upset about all the things being brought
up about her past. The pastor's son could not bear the pain it was causing
his young, faithful wife-to-be. As she began to cry, the pastor's son stood
to speak. "I challenge every one of you to think carefully about what is
happening here tonight. It
really is NOT my fiancée's past
that is on trial here. What all of you actually are questioning is the
of the blood of Jesus to wash away sin.
Today you have put the blood of Jesus on trial. So, what is your
Does the blood of Christ wash away sin?
. . . or not?"
Tears welled up in the eyes of every
Christian in the auditorium. The whole church began to weep as they realized
that they really had been slandering the blood of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Too often, even as Christians, we bring up the past and use it as a weapon
against our brothers and sisters, or even against ourselves. Forgiveness
is a very foundational part of the Gospel
of the Lord Jesus Christ.
If the blood of Jesus could not cleanse
the soul of every single person, then all of us would be in a lot of trouble.
As the old hymn says, "What can wash away my sins? NOTHING, but the blood
of Jesus." End of case!!! Pass this on to everyone that you truly care
for at all.... we
all need this message.... God Forgives..
So should we.
Your Sister in Christ,