SONG: I’m from New Jersey and I love bluegrass. Weird right? There’s something about the upbeat combination of fiddles and tight harmonies that makes my soul soar. Shane and Shane’s Power in the Blood conveys a toe-tappingly wonderful message; there’s power in the blood of Jesus. This version is a nod to the Kentucky-born style of bluegrass gospel popular in the mid-20th century.
I especially love the verse:
Would you be free from your passion and pride?
There’s power in the blood, power in the blood.
Come for a cleansing to Calvary’s tide.
There’s wonderful power in the blood.
SCRIPTURE: This song is uncomplicated and pointedly shares the core of the Gospel; the blood of Jesus is powerful to cleanse us of sin. What a simple and wonderful truth! Jesus is our atoning sacrifice who brings us peace with God the Father. All we need do is call on His name, asking Him to forgive us and cleanse our hearts by believing He died for our sins.
In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace. -Ephesians 1:7
PRAYER: Lord Jesus, thank you for your powerful blood, which cleanses me and makes me white as snow. Thank you for making the sacrifice to die in my place and redeem me. I love you and ask you to show me how I can be a blessing to others. Let my life be a testimony of your grace and mercy. AMEN.