Jesus of Nazareth lived a perfect life. He was God in the flesh…showing us how life ought to be lived. Rather than immediately express gratitude for this life, we crucified the One who lived it. That is, we rejected Jesus, and did so in a most cruel and violent way. His blood spilled to the ground at our hands.
Nevertheless, He was raised from the dead and ascended into heaven to reign as King of the Universe on our behalf. He destroyed death and made heaven our eternal home.
We mustn’t forget that His blood was spilled here. That is, we are walking on hallowed ground when we walk the earth because it is the place where God shed His human blood on our behalf. Let us regard this earth as holy for it was made so by His sacrifice.
If the battlefield at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania was consecrated by the soldiers’ blood that was shed there in our Civil War, how much more is the earth made sacred ground by the Savior’s sacrifice of Himself. Even more effectively than those whom President Abraham Lincoln eulogized, Jesus gave “the last full measure of devotion” and He did not do so “in vain.” By His death and resurrection, Jesus of Nazareth has established a “government of the people,” by God and not “the people, for the people” that “shall not perish from the earth.” This is the kingdom of God! Let us therefore walk this consecrated ground of earth with repentant, respectful, reverent hearts. The earth is – now and forever – holy ground.
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