For the life of a creature is in the blood, and I have given it to you to make atonement for yourselves on the altar; it is the blood that makes atonement for one’s life.
Lord, let us never forget that it is the blood of Christ that makes atonement for our lives – it is not His life, or His teaching, or His miracles, or His resurrection, or His second coming – it is His blood, the giving of His life, that brought us forgiveness. Without His death, there is no life. Without the cross, there is no resurrection. Let our worship be, like the worship in heaven, always centered on this fact – the shed blood of Jesus purifies us from all sin.