Everyone knows that “blood is thicker than water.” Those we are bound to by blood, no matter how at odds we may be with them from time to time, are permanently tied to us. Those related to us by blood ties receive our loyalty. Just ask any brother and sister. No matter how much they may scrap and fight amongst themselves, they will protect each other from outside threats at all costs. We may say all kinds of things about our family, but let someone outside that circle speak against them and our wrath is unleashed. The blood that Christ shed for us has bound us to Him in an inextricable way. He has grafted us into His family and now we are under the protection He affords His family. Considering that, even when we were lost in our unrighteousness, Christ loved us and gave His life for us. He reconciled us to His Father and made us a permanent part of the family. And He did this even while we were “enemies” of God. How much more is in store for us now that we have come to know and love the Lord? How much more joy will we know now that we are reconciled with Him? Because of the blood sacrifice Christ made on Calvary, the best is yet to come for us.
And we pray:
Lord, I can never thank You enough for the blood You shed for me. Your sacrifice made me a part of Your family and brought with it all of the rewards of belonging to the family of God. You did for me what I could never have done for myself: You reconciled me with The Father. You gave me, by Your sacrifice, a way to commune with God–something that would have been lost to me forever. Thank You for Loving me, even when I was at my most sinful. Help me to never take Your sacrifice for granted. Amen.