Jesus’ Blood (4)

Jesus’ blood is important to us because it brings us close to God. Verse 13b of our Bible Reading tells us, “You are brought near to God through the blood sacrifice of Christ.” Jesus’ blood cleanses us and removes our sins. Then we can have a close relationship with God.
When I was little, my mother and I went out of town for a week. I missed my father so much. I can still remember the happiness I felt when I saw my father again. I ran as fast as I could and jumped into his waiting arms! I wanted to be close to him.
God, our heavenly Father, wants us to be close to Him by reading His Word and talking to Him through prayer. When we are close to God, we can feel His love and peace. But sometimes we do things that draw us away from God. We should always remember that God is waiting for us to repent and be close to Him again.
Be close to God today. Accept the forgiveness that Jesus offers through His blood.