Friday, March 11, 2011

Bleeding Red

He took the cup after they had eaten, saying, “This cup which is poured out for you is the new covenant in my blood.” Luke 22:20 NASB

My nursing career introduces me to people in all walks of life. I have had the privilege of caring for nuns and rabbis, politicians, TV personalities, a football Hall of Famer, a gypsy king, a legendary burlesque star and an atheist here and there. My work brings me to the bedside of some very wealthy and the homeless poor; those with brilliant minds and those brain damaged by disease, injury, or drugs. There are patients of every skin color and those who are albino with no pigment at all.

Observing the uniqueness of people woven together with the paths they choose; many times I feel worlds apart from them. I wonder who of these may be squeezing through the narrow gate, rubbing shoulders with me on the way to Heaven; and who will be taking the wider path, that dead-ends in hell. As different as we are, two undeniable facts link all mankind together. One I have witnessed and one I know to be true. We all bleed red and we all need a Savior.

Jesus, our Savior, came to earth in human form like us, only without sin. His blood was red as it spilled, painting our way to Heaven. He reached out His arms on the cross, extending grace to each one of us. Without His grace we remain hopelessly worlds apart. He rose into Heaven, defeating death for our sake, and He is there now preparing a place for all of us who will believe.

Thank You, Jesus, for extending grace to us through Your blood and resurrection. Amen

© 2011 Bonnie M. Evans

2 comments:

Christy said...

"Painting our way to heaven..." What beautifyl ficturative language. Nice job!!

Bonnie said...

Great writing, Bonnie. We all have so much in common, and Jesus shed blood connects us all as Christians. E. Bonnie