A Better Word

Hebrews 12:24 You have come
“to Jesus the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood that speaks a better word than the blood of Abel.”

When Moses led millions of God’s people out of captivity, he led them to a mountain they were warned to stay away from. When Adam was given freedom to do as he pleased in the Garden of Eden, he was given a warning to stay away from a tree.

Jesus was holy when he was walking on the earth, but people were not told to “look and don’t touch”. He said to let the children run up to him. The time of Adam and Moses was a time of warning. But Jesus came to give us love that we can see and feel and experience.

Now that we have Jesus, in whom there is no sin, and we’re headed toward a mountain which is the city of the living God, in which there is no sin, let us remember that we’ve left our old life. We’ve been given a new covenant.

Because of the blood of Jesus, we have a new life to be thankful for. New direction. Instead of hiding from God, we run into his arms.

How can we remind ourselves daily that we don’t have to carry our past around with us? How can we remind ourselves that Jesus wants us to run with him, not drag our feet? How can we remember that God has something better for us?


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