I accidentally sliced my thumb with a stanley knife today. It bled a lot but thankfully it wasn't as bad as it looked. When I saw the blood, I was reminded of the wounds that were inflicted on Christ when he was crucified. He was whipped and beaten, was pierced by a sword, had a crown of thorns placed on his head and nails driven into his hands and feet. There would have been a lot of blood and it would have been unimaginably painful. Isaiah 53:5 says, But he was being punished for what we did. He was crushed because of our guilt. He took the punishment we deserved, and this brought us peace. We were healed because of his pain. I'm blown away when I think about all the suffering for me (and for you too).
Short and sweet inspirations for Christian teen girls.