Wednesday, December 28, 2005

The Blood

This is not my poem, I am not sure who wrote it, but it was forwarded to me by a friend and it was too good not to share [almost made me cry..."almost" because I'm in the library!] I think it will bless a few of you too.

THE BLOOD

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.
The young woman 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.
It was not very long until this
faithful young woman
had caught the eye and heart
of the pastor's son.
The relationship grew and
they began to make wedding plans.
This is when the problems began.
You see,
about one half of the church
did not think that a woman
with a past such as hers
was suitable for a pastor's son.
The church began to argue
and fight about the matter.
So they decided to have a meeting.
As the people made
their arguments;
tensions increased,
the meeting was getting
completely out of hand.
The young woman
became very upset
about all the things
being brought up about her past.
As she began to cry
the pastor's son stood to speak.

He could not bear the pain
it was causing his wife to be.

He began to speak
and his statement was this:
"My fiancée's past is not
what is on trial here.
Wha t you are questioning
is the ability of
the blood of Jesus
to wash away sin.
Today you have put
the blood of Jesus on trial.

So, does it wash away sin or not?"
The whole church began to weep
as they realized that they
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.
Forgiveness is
a very foundational part
of the Gospel of
Our Lord Jesus Christ.
If the blood of Jesus
does not cleanse
the other person completely
then it cannot cleanse
us completely.
If that is the case,
then we are all in
a lot of trouble.
What can wash away my sins?
Nothing but the blood of Jesus!

End of case!!!!
"Cast thy burden upon the Lord,
and he shall sustain thee
he shall never suffer
the righteous to be moved."

Psalm 55:23

2 comments:

Jean-Luc Picard said...

It's a good poem. Thanks for showing it, Ciera.

M. C. Pearson said...

So true. My sister-in-law is a pastor's wife but she has a past of drugs. She is judged so often by her past...really sad because she is an awesome Christian lady with so much love and understanding for the needy. I pray we can all remember that all of us have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. Jesus is the only way any of us are made new. Thanks for posting this!!!