Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Beautiful but dead.

Matthew 23:27

 27Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men's bones, and of all uncleanness.

While at the park last week, I saw this tree. It really stood out and is almost pretty. But it is dead. So too are we when we adhere to duty and tradition, forgetting about the life.

The Life that was shed for us. The precious blood of the spotless Lamb, more precious than silver an gold. The only sacrifice that saves us from our sin.

Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:   

The white of the dead tree does stand out, but interesting that it is surrounded by evergreens that stay green year round. Always alive, never succumbing to outside conditions. 

Be Evergreen!  Forever alive.  Remembering you were purchased by Jesus' blood, Redeemed with His Righteousness. Let His beauty shine through you from within. That others may see and live. 

A forest of dead trees is only good for the burning.

Live in Christ, partakers of His gift of eternal lifeand make a difference. 

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