Last Saturday, I was once again lured into my new favorite store, Jos A Bank, by the offer of BUY ONE, GET TWO FREE! Since I love their Traveler dress shirts, it was a natural for me to check out what they had for sale. I reached into a stack of size 15.5"/34" shirts to see if they were of the button down variety. Suddenly, I felt a sharp stinging sensation on my left hand. I had been gashed in two places on a finger by one of the many stick pins used to precisely hold these shirts in a perfectly folded position. My finger immediately started leaking blood. Also in the store at the same time were my good friends, Becki and Randy Glover. I assumed being a typical mom/grandmom would require Becki to have a Band-Aid in her purse but Becki was empty in the bandage department. I found Silvia, the lovely sales lady who always helps me, and she was able to round up several adhesive strips to staunch the flow of blood. Pressure was applied to the mini gashes and the Band-Aid did its work. I was able to continue my shopping experience unimpaired and walked away with three shirts, two of which were free!
Do you know what I was afraid of when I pricked myself? I was worried I would get blood on those shirts and no one would buy them. I mean, who would spend money on a shirt stained by the blood of an unknown donor? (Knowing my penchant for feeling guilty, I might even buy shirts in the wrong color/size/style simply because I would feel responsible!) And yet, as believers, we know our only hope is to be dressed in garments washed in the blood of the Lamb of God. My blood ruins; His blood saves. What a gift from above! Merry Christmas to all.
Applicable quote of the day:
"“The thorn from the bush one has planted, nourished and pruned pricks more deeply and draws more blood.”
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