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 prostitution. But, the
change in her was evident. As time went on she became a faithful member of the
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 wedding plans. 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 fiancee'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
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 of case!!!!
burden upon the Lord, and he shall sustain thee he shall never suffer the
righteous to be moved."