Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Day 194, July 23

In Israel of this day, an issue of blood is considered a physical impurity that requires the purification sacrifice at the altar.

Knowing this, we migiht assume that the woman was required to endure a cleansing ritual.  Jesus's statement, however, telling her that she has been made whole and that she can go in peace has given her a "clean bill of health."  She did not need to make a sacrifice or undergo a cleansing ritual.

Likewise, through Christ's Atonement, we are given a clean bill of spiritual health.  We may also "go in peace," knowing that His sacrifice has atoned for our sins, our weaknesses, our frailities.

Joy for today:  knowing that we can "go in peace."

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