“What can wash away my sin?
Nothing but the blood of Jesus;
What can make me whole again?
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.”
These are the words well penned by Robert Lowry. Churches all over the world have sung this beautiful hymn for decades. It emphasizes the importance and the work of the precious blood of Christ.
The third color in our Gospel Bracelet is Red. Of course it represents the blood of Christ shed for us.
When I look to that color in my bracelet I am reminded what Jesus did for me on the Calvary. His sacrifice paid my ransom and redeemed me from my sins. I could not do anything to save myself. Jesus, as the other hymn says, “Paid it all.” This is what Peter wrote: “For you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life handed down to you from your forefathers, but with the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or defect. 1Peter 1:18-19.”
I also learned that His sacrifice was an act of love. God, the creator of the universe, loved me so much that He sent His Son to rescue me. This is what Paul said: “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8.” So when I look to that red part in the bracelet I am reminded how much God loved and still loves me.
The beauty of the blood is not only to make us look back in our past when we were redeemed. The blood is still in effect. It is the power and efficacy of the blood that maintain our relationship with God. Even though we are redeemed, we are still sinners. We, unfortunately, keep breaking the law, and doing things that we were not supposed to do. When that happens our relationship with God is broken. We do not loose our salvation, but the relationship is affected. It is the blood of Christ that enables us to be restored in our relationship with God. The apostle John wrote this: “But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin. 1John 1:7”
Every time that I sin, or break the law, I can look at that blood and be reassured that God made provisions to forgive me and restore my relationship with Him. I do not need to fear anymore. I do not need to doubt if He still loves me or not. The blood tells me loud and clear that He loves me. This is why the most known Bible verse is: “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16.”
My brother and sister when you look at that red part in your bracelet where is written “Blood”, remember how much God loved you, remember the cost of your redemption, remember that your relationship with God is possible because of the precious blood of Christ.
Have a blessed week,