Rev. Clayton Elder
March 24, 2019
SACRIFICE of the Cross
When we speak of a broken relationship between people, we often say there is “bad blood” between them. When someone is guilty, they “have blood on their hands”. If someone gives an all-out effort, they gave their “blood, sweat and tears”.
We use a lot of “blood language” – and it has an even deeper meaning in our culture, our scripture, and our liturgy. As Christians, our use of blood language indicates not only the depth of the problem but also the power of God’s solution. How can we use a “blood transfusion” from God to transform our own blood to become more clean and pure?