The Bellow of Blood
Blood screams for satisfaction, it flows for vengeance and demands justice. Yet the bellow of Christ's blood is love NOT retribution.
Calvary so bleeds that no-one is exempt, no discrimination delivered (or even considered), as His open and wounded palms extend downwards towards each life, each person.
His pure love knows no boundaries. His Cross is no fence.
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. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. (John 3:16-17)
My past indiscretions, my present spiritual fickleness, coupled with my fears for the future, are all observed and attended to by His love. In fact, these items of life may be the very receptors, the landing pads to feel grace without criticism, and affection without conditions.
Through my sinfulness I have risked His call on my life, yet Jesus' cross-spilled love fails to diminish and never retreats.
His wounded heart of grace has been injured by my self-claiming indulgences, but never diluted.
Jesus' loving eyes of devotion have become reddened by my wilfulness, but He refuses to close them to me.
At Calvary the world closed its eyes to Jesus, but He did not repay the favor.
Today's Soul Snippet:
Jesus' absence from heaven was to gain my presence in heaven. ~ Michael Cartwright
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