From: Sherry Heiser
Sent: Thursday, August 04, 2005 4:12
Subject: Fw: Fwd: 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 and
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 fiancee's past is not what is on trial
here. What 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."