Our Pastor went on vacation a few weeks ago and one of the men in our church stepped up and took his place on Sunday while Pastor was away. He gave an allegory that really made me think about how precious the blood of Christ is, and I wanted to share it with you all.
I think we all know how special a wedding dress is to a bride. Whether you have been a bride or have been around one while she is looking for "the" dress, you know how important the dress is. Once the dress is bought, it is placed in a very safe area until the day of the wedding - unless fittings are needed on the dress, in which case every safety precaution is used to ensure the safety of the dress :) I think you get my point, the dress is IMPORTANT....
Imagine two days before the wedding the bride goes to look at her dress and finds a huge stain on the front of the dress. What would be her number one priority at that point? Finding a type of solution that would remove the stain from the dress right?? Once the solution is found, how valuable would that solution be to the bride? Extremely, right?
Well, how valuable and precious are our souls? The souls of the whole world? Our hearts and souls have been blackened by the presence of sin in our lives and the penalty for that sin is death. We are destined to spend eternity in hell without Christ because nothing we can do can ever cleanse us from the filth of sin...
However, the Son of God came, a perfect human being without sin, paid our debt, our penalty. He spilled his precious blood in order to cover our sins and wash us white as snow. His blood cleanses us. How precious, how powerful is that?
He laid down his life and spilled his blood in order that we might now have a choice. A choice to accept his free gift of salvation. Salvation from eternity in hell and eternal separation from our Creator and God. OR To reject the gift so freely given and continue down the path we have been destined to follow.
Don't you think the precious blood of Christ that wipes away our filthy, dirty sin from our lives is incredibly valuable? Even more valuable than a solution that will remove a stain from a bride's wedding dress?