I Peter 1: 18-19 …knowing that you were not redeemed with perishable things like silver or gold from your futile way of life inherited from your forefathers, but with precious blood, as of a lamb unblemished and spotless, the blood of Christ.
The world was shocked when Jim Henson died in 1990. The creator of Big Bird, Ernie, and the rest of the Muppet gang succumbed to an untreated strep infection that destroyed his lungs within days. He was a wealthy man. He could have afforded the antibiotics that would have prevented his death, but he ignored the symptoms, thinking that he would get better on his own. By the time he realized the degree of his sickness, it was too late. No medicine could reverse the infection. No amount of money could save him.
We all suffer from a terrible disease. We inherited it from our parents. They inherited it from theirs. No doctor can treat it. No medicine can heal it. All of the accumulated wealth of the world can’t fund a cure.
But there is hope! The cure has been found. It’s available to all. We have been redeemed, set free from our sins by the payment of a price – the blood of Jesus Christ. Like the blood of the Passover lamb, without spot or blemish, the blood of Jesus Christ covers us. You have only to ask Him, and he will enter your name in the book of receipts marked “Paid.” Halleluiah! What a Savior!
“Father, I still don’t understand why you would die for me, one so unworthy. Help me to see my worth through your eyes, so that I can accept the transformation of my life that you offer to me through the sacrifice of your blood. Amen.”
Contributed by Gayle Mills