A lesson on “The BLOOD”:
On April 1, 2016 I fell while making final preparations for Noah’s eleventh birthday celebration. I broke my foot. I had never broken a bone. The first days after I fell I began to study as much as I could about how bones heal. I have low iron so I knew I needed to take extra vitamins. So I studied about that too. I came across a diagram that explains the process of healing: “inflammation” , also known as massive swelling, is the first thing that happens. This is when the blood rushes to the area with extra nutrients, cleaning up the debris and causing new cells to begin to grow. Needless to say I am taking vitamin supplements and eating as healthy as possible. But this got me to thinking about how all of this depends on my blood. My blood carries these nutrients to the broken bone and torn ligaments. It’s in the Blood. Our lives depend on blood. Physically and spiritually. Healing and Life are in the Blood. This is how God designed us! When we give our heart/ life to God there is a rush of Blood that covers us, cleaning up the debris and causing a new thing in our lives! There is a restoration process and finally a remodeling process. If we stay in this “healing” process the Blood will cause such a restoration that things which were broken will be made whole in a way that no one will ever know what it once looked like! Hallelujah! Now that is something to shout about!
“But when Christ came as high priest of the good things that are now already here, he went through the greater and more perfect tabernacle that is not made with human hands, that is to say, is not a part of this creation. He did not enter by means of the blood of goats and calves; but he entered the Most Holy Place once for all by his own blood, thus obtaining eternal redemption. The blood of goats and bulls and the ashes of a heifer sprinkled on those who are ceremonially unclean sanctify them so that they are outwardly clean. How much more, then, will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself unblemished to God, cleanse our consciences from acts that lead to death, so that we may serve the living God!”
Hebrews 9:11-14 NIV