At some point, last weekend, Crimesha and I found ourselves talking about our rights to vote. I am not sure what started the conversation, but folks who choose not to vote were part of it. We talked about the importance of this simple right and how many people suffered and died so that folks of darker shades could have it. There is blood on our right to vote. American soil is fertilized by the blood of Native Americans who were said to be savages and uncivilized, along with the blood of Africans who were not even considered human. Therefore, the American dream and the freedom America claims to stand for is drenched in blood. Think about it. Think about history. Think about every conquest and "discovery" and land claim. Blood is everywhere. Various freedoms and rights we've claimed in life, in society, in this world, all came through the shedding of some blood. Yet, are we truly free?
Now, there is a freedom and right for which only One had to die. Jesus Christ shed blood for our freedom from sin, and for our right to the Kingdom of God. Imagine that. In all the history of wars and battles for territory and freedoms to only be corrupted by power, greed, and downright evil; none of it matters, when compared to the accomplishment of Christ. My life, my salvation from sin and my right to eternal life are all covered in the blood of Jesus Christ. I fully understand that without His sacrifice, life would be all that Solomon states long ago, VANITY! Many of us still forfeit our lives, our abilities, talents and gifts to the world, thinking that the world can preserve life and souls. Only God can do that. Vanity is a stronghold for a lot of us. We turn to it before we even consider looking in God's direction. Turning to the world instead of God is like the folks who don't vote, yet expect changes in their favor.
When pondering your own life, consider the blood that was shed for you to even have it.
Those who have ears, let them hear.......
LET THEM HERE THAT THE BLOOD OF JESUS IS THE ONLY SHED BLOOD THAT OFFERS SALVATION AND ETERNAL LIFE!!
Bryan Hollomon Williams