The blood of Jesus Christ God’s Son cleanses us from all sin.1 John 1:7b
I rejoice in every opportunity I get to walk through a forest and surround myself with things God made, unsullied by man’s masterpieces. One such occasion arose several years ago, and just in time to see the gorgeous autumn colors in the Shenandoah mountains of Virginia. The color red appeared prominently nearly everywhere I looked, reminding me of the precious blood of Christ, which washes away our sin. Am I a sinner? Yes. (We all are.) But when God looks at me, He doesn’t see my sin; He sees the righteousness of Jesus Christ. I’m not perfect, but my sins are under the blood. I am completely clean before a holy God.
There’s a beautiful gospel song which talks about this very truth. I hope you’ll take a few minutes to enjoy it with me.
Photo taken in Shenandoah Valley, Virginia, 2014