And He said to them, “This is My blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many.”
(Mark 14:24 (NKJV))
How many people do you know who would willingly shed their own blood in order to save someone else?
Chances are that it is not that many, and then it would probably only apply to immediate family and very close friends.
Think back upon when you were a kid. Did you ever know of anyone who became “blood brothers?” Perhaps you even did it yourself. Even in this situation, shedding of your own blood required a very strong friendship. It required a bond that you never wanted to be broken.
Shedding of blood requires pain! It is not something that we take lightly, for it always involves some pain. Think about what Jesus did. He poured out not only a few drops of His blood, but all of it. Think of the pain that He endured because of His love for each and every one of us. He did it because He is the friend that we all long for. The bond that we have with Him is eternal. All we have to do is claim it.
Jesus did His part to become our “blood brother.” He suffered all of the pain and sacrificed everything so that we could escape the pain and inherit eternal life. Our part is simply to accept the grace and mercy given through this offer.
Have you done your part in meeting Jesus where He wants to meet you?