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The Poppy
Black, Red & Green
My Poppy reminds me of SIN something black.
Romans 3:23 For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.Sin causes bloodshed.Bloodshed is the only way to bring a halt to sin.The war to end all wars?Sadly we still need armies because we arrogantly think we can sort things ourselves…….
My Poppy reminds me of the blood, something red.
Hebrews 9:22 without the shedding of blood, there is no forgiveness.The sin of bloodshed can be controlled to some extent by law and order, and armed force.But there is a deeper truth, a more permanent solution to the sin in all our hearts.Sin from our hearts unchecked can lead to murder, violence and corruption.To control sin blood sometimes need to be shed butTo cure sin Jesus’ blood had to be shed on the Cross.
My Poppy reminds me of new life, something green.
2 Corinthians 5:17 if anyone is in Christ, they are a new creation, the old has gone and the new has come.Green is a symbol ofnew life!After wars are lost and won comes the task of rebuilding, starting life afresh.We believe that the key to real New Life in the hearts of every person is that they turn away from their sin and turn to Jesus for forgiveness.The slate is wiped clean: not a new start to life but a new life to start.
The black spot of Sin can only permanently be removed by the Cross of Jesus.
Put your life on the line for your friends.
John 15:13TM
Becoming a Channel for Jesus.
Flowing from the Cross: His Forgiveness, Freedom & LifeA Vast and Gracious TideFlowing into my Life: His Presence, Peace & JoyMake yourself at home in my loveFlowing from the Body of Christ: His Grace, Mercy & PeaceFriends of Jesus become friends who put their lives on the linefor others.

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