Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Once upon a time, a young and poor man was in love with a beautiful and wealthy maiden. He gave her a pair of rabbits. She took them and thanked him, but said she didn't love him. Then he gave her a beautiful pair of silk slippers. She took them and thanked him, but told him she didn't love him. Then he spent all his money to buy her a beautiful pair of earrings. She took them, too, but still said she didn't love him. With nothing left to give, he took a knife and pierced his heart. And the first bleeding heart sprang up where he had died. The bleeding heart is from Asia, see the tiny drops of blood as they drip from the hearts? There is another one who was also pierced for us, but instead of growing a flower, it made all his believers immortal. And that's not just a fairy tale.
"But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin."
1 John 1:7