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Meditations by John Dean

Saturday, March 28, 2020

Nothing But The Blood of Jesus

Because of the coronavirus the atmosphere has completely changed in the last several weeks. There are fewer cars on the street, theme parks, theaters and clothing stores are closed, and even grocery stores are only open a few hours a day. It is a strange feeling. It is almost as if the whole world is playing the child’s game of hide and seek. The problem is, we don’t know what direction to start looking.
As for me, I am trying my best to abide by the wishes of our President and not congregate in groups of more than ten people. However, sometimes in trying to use my time wisely, (which is the most precious thing I have), it can be quite a chore.
For example: I am embarrassed to say that I slipped the other day, (in the using my time wisely department), and even made friends with a squirrel. Maybe I am worse off than I thought.  Anyway, I named this squirrel Henry and I feed him three shelled pecan halves in the morning and three in the evening. When I am late in putting the pecans out, Henry comes and looks in the back door at me.
Is it possible that because of the coronavirus … that my ministry has been reduced to only being an apostle to a squirrel named Henry? Lord have mercy … I’ve got to get out of this house.
The pandemic that the world is going through is no laughing matter, but neither is it a time to run scared. I am aware that there are many who are afraid and confused right now and don’t know what to do. Some are not even sure how they are going to pay their bills because they can’t go to work. Others have small businesses and shops that will probably close because they have only been operating on a shoestring budget in the first place. Still others will have to use their small savings accounts to make ends meet. 
Regardless of the fear that so many people are experiencing right now, I refuse to mock or make fun of them because they are scared or confused. My job is to bring peace to them by re-introducing them to the Lord of peace. Jesus is and has always been an antidote for the carnivorous as well as all diseases and issues … it is called the Blood of Jesus.

What can wash away my sin?
Nothing but the blood of Jesus;
What can make me whole again?
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.

Oh! precious is the flow
That makes me white as snow;
No other fount I know,
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.



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