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The Significance Of Every Person

“What have you done? The voice of your brother’s blood is crying out to Me from the ground.”
Genesis 4:10
What is the significance of blood in the Bible? It sounds like God thinks blood is very significant. In fact, blood is used throughout the Bible with the same importance, no matter who or what is shedding it.
This quote is from the story of Cain and Abel after Cain killed his brother. God asked Cain the whereabouts of his brother and he claimed to not know but he knew very well where his brother was. He also asks the famous question, “Am I my brother’s keeper?”
God then replies in verse 10 with the above quote and makes note of his brother’s blood. Notice he does not say, “Your brother is crying out to me,” or “Your brother’s blood,” but “The voice of your brother’s blood is crying out to Me”.
Did you know blood had a voice? None of us have ever heard the voice of blood but God can hear it. If someone is murdered in secret and the murderer thinks no one knows, God will hear the voice of the victim’s blood and that person-the murderer-will come to justice, whether in this life or the next.
Cain evidently thought that no one would know if he killed his brother or did not think about that fact before committing this evil act. We do not know what he was thinking but we can bet that Cain was not aware that God would hear the voice of his brother’s blood and that information came as a shock to him. It is shocking to realize that.
We often think about the poor victim and how they might have suffered or how they lost their life but God places importance on the fact that blood was spilled. He considers the blood of every individual important.
Have you ever sat down to watch the news and heard about murder after murder and thought, “How terrible!” and then you get up from your seat and not think about it again. How many murders do we hear about every day? How many murders does God deal with every day? How does He go on with every day, knowing that someone will kill someone today? That has to take a lot of strength, love and forgiveness.
Some murders become famous-Sharon Tate, the Whitchapel murders, Lacy Peterson and her son, Connor, Andrea Yates’ kids, Caylee Anthony and countless others. Others are only heard about locally on the news but many others happen that we do not even hear about. Can you imagine knowing about those every day? Can you imagine knowing they are going to happen before they happen?
I am not saying we need to sit and cry over all of the murder victims and get depressed. I am only saying that God takes care of a lot of things in this life-things we do not even know about. Things we may not care about. He takes care of things all over the world every day. He is in control of every life that breathes air does not breathe air. He is in control of everything that walks, crawls, flies, swims and anything else I forgot. (It’s a good thing I’m not God. 🙂 )
Sometimes me may forget how big He is and how He controls the seas, the weather, our health, our safety. And then there is little me, who stops to ask Him for something in my life or to thank Him for something. Does He listen to little me? (And I don’t mean my size 🙂 ). Yes, He does. He counts every person just as important as the next. I know we teach our kids this fact in Bible class but when was the last time you really stopped and thought about it? Maybe we should take a minute, today and praise Him for ALL that He does on a daily basis.

Adam and Eve Grieved the Loss of a Child

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