Blood! Lots of it!
Poured, smeared, thrown.
Blood of innocent, helpless little ones.
Sounds like the latest slasher movie, doesn't it?
But, no. Instead, it is a repetitive theme throughout Leviticus chapters three through seven.
Why so much blood?
Severed relationships with the Holy One.
The remedy? Blood.
While other animals were offered at times and under various circumstances, frequently the animal sacrificed was a lamb, a lamb without spot or blemish.
Lots of them.
Every time a person sinned and realized his or her guilt.
Lots of people, lots of sins, lots of lambs, lots of blood.
Gory, messy, bloody.
That's the price of sin.
"Indeed, under the law almost everything is purified with blood,
and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness of sins." Hebrews 9:22
And then came Jesus, the perfect Lamb of God.
Pure, Innocent, Spotless.
And then the blood.
Suffering, gory, messy, bloody scene.
For us. For you and me. For our sins.
Once for all times.
The sacrifice is finished. The blood has been shed.
My life now is to live in thankful submission to my gracious Savior.
Thank you, Lord!
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