One night in a church
service a young woman felt the tug of God at her heart.
She responded to God's call and accepted Jesus as her Lord and Savior.
The young woman had a very rough past, involving alcohol, drugs, and
But, the change in her was evident. As time went on she became a faithful
member of the church.
She eventually became involved in the ministry, teaching young children.
It was not very long until this faithful young woman had caught the eye and
heart of the pastor's son. The relationship grew and they began to make
This is when the problems
began. You see, about one half of the church did not think that a woman with
a past such as hers was suitable for a pastor's son.
The church began
to argue and fight about the matter.. So they decided to have a meeting. As
the people made their arguments and tensions increased, the meeting was
getting completely out of hand.
The young woman
became very upset about all the things being brought up about her past. As
she began to cry the pastor's son stood to speak. He could not bear the pain
it was causing his wife to be.
He began to
speak and his statement was this:
"My fiancée's past is not what is on trial here.
What you are questioning is the ability of the blood
of Jesus to wash away sin.
Today you have put the blood of Jesus
on trial. So, does it wash away sin or not?"
The whole church began to weep as they realized that they had been
slandering the blood of the Lord Jesus
Christ. Too often, even as Christians, we bring up the past and use
it as a weapon against our brothers and sisters.
Forgiveness is a very foundational
part of the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.
If the blood of Jesus does not cleanse the other person completely then it
cannot cleanse us completely.
If that is the case, then we are all in a lot of trouble.
What can wash away my sins?
Nothing but the blood of Jesus! End
"Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and he shall sustain thee he shall
never suffer the righteous to be moved."