What are you counting on? Let's face it, Satan has been scheming since Adam and Eve made their choice in the garden. But God, by His mercy and grace, has always had a plan to cover us.
This image is my spiritual battle that ultimately and thankfully points me back to the faith that I have in the blood of Jesus Christ.
The red background, color matched and fittingly named, "Lovestruck," by Valspar, was created using mint (hyssop) to represent two things. God told Moses to have the Israelites kill a lamb without defect and put some of its blood on top and both sides of their doorframes. God saw the blood and passed over them. Second, was when Jesus shed his blood and died on the cross to cover our sins.
Judas received thirty silver coins to turn Jesus over to the Pharisees. The silver coins represent monies of that time and monies of today. Some of the coins are faceless. They also become the nail heads, our sin, that we nail to the cross. Which nail is yours? What sin do you need covered by blood? I know which ones are mine. I need to know that I can count on something/someone other than myself. That is why, by faith, I am counting on the blood of Jesus, God's gift of love to the world.
Ephesians 6:16, "Take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one."
Ultimately, I believe it is my faith in Jesus and the blood he shed for us that covers all of our sins. That said, what we experience in life becomes a part of who we are, so even our sins past, present, future become a part of our shield to help protect us in our own individual spiritual battle.
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You Are With Me
You Go Before Me Always
The Perfect Example
Welcomed, Taught, Fed
Labor of Love
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