The Blood of Christ

Ron Geschwendt

READ : Hebrews 9:11-15

One of my favorite books is C.S. Lewis’s fantasy, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Four children from England find themselves magically admitted to the land of Narnia. Narnia is a fascinating place where animals talk and make plans just like people. Narnia was created by Aslan, the powerful lion. But as the children arrive, Narnia is under the influence of the wicked White Witch.

One of the children, Edmond, joins up with the witch. In order to save Edmond’s life, Aslan gives himself to be killed in Edmond’s place. He is tied and slaughtered on a great Stone Table. The next day two of the children cannot believe their eyes as they see the Table empty, but Aslan replies, “that though the Witch knew Deep Magic, there is a magic deeper still which she did not know….If she could have looked further back….she would have known that when a willing victim who had committed no treachery was killed in a traitor’s stead, the Table would crack and Death itself would start backwards.”

Christ died as a ransom to set free women and men who have sinned (v. 15). He shed His blood for them. Some people are repelled by the talk of a blood sacrifice. For them it is ugly and crude. But there is life in the blood. Aslan, indeed, has broken the jaws of death, and opened the door to life.

PRAYER

O Lord Jesus Christ, all praise belongs to You for Your sacrificial gift on the cross. Amen.