Oh To Be Wise Meditations
Saw a dead raccoon on the side of the road. The way it laid there forgotten and rotting away. So sad, what happened? Did it get by accident or ill intent? It made me think of Abel when he was murdered by his brother Cain. Left there to die like a dead raccoon. Not sure if anything was murdered like that in the earth yet. But it was of so much affect that the ground cried justice to God in heaven. This was not just a dead dog on the side of the road. No, this was a dead lion laying in his own blood. An image of God, a human being killed and his blood cried out for vengeance! Only God can remedy such an injustice. On the Cross of Christ mercy and truth met together; righteousness and peace kissed each other. Yes, you have come to Jesus, the one who mediates the new covenant between God and people, and to the sprinkled blood, which speaks of forgiveness instead of crying out for vengeance like the blood of Abel. Be careful that you do not refuse to listen to the One who is speaking. For if the people of Israel did not escape when they refused to listen to Moses, the earthly messenger, we will certainly not escape if we reject the One who speaks to us from heaven! He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!” Then he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.” Don’t worry my little raccoon, Jesus makes all things new.
Meditate Rom. 8:19