One night in a church service a young woman felt the tug of God at her
 heart. She responded to God's call and accepted Jesus as her Lord and
 Savior. The young woman had a very rough past, involving alcohol, drugs,
 and prostitution. But, the change in her was evident.

 As time went on she became a faithful member of the church. She
 eventually
 became involved in the ministry, teaching young children. It was not very
 long until this faithful young woman had caught the eye and heart of the
 pastor's son. The relationship grew and they began to make wedding
 plans.
 This is when the problems began.

 You see, about one half of the church did not think that a woman with a
 past
 such as hers was suitable for a pastor's son. The church began to argue
 and
 fight about the matter. So they decided to have a meeting. As the people
 made their arguments and tensions increased, the meeting

 was getting completely out of hand. The young woman became very upset
 about all the things being brought up about her past. As she began to
 cry
 the pastor's son stood to speak. He began to speak and his statement was
 this: "My fiancee's past is not what is on trial here. What you are
 questioning is the ability of the blood of Jesus to wash away sin. Today
 you have put the blood of Jesus on trial. So, does it wash away sin or
 not?" The whole church began to weep as they realized that they had been
 slandering the blood of the Lord Jesus Christ. Too often, even as
 Christians, we bring up the past and use it as a weapon against our
 brothers
 and sisters. Forgiveness is a very

 foundational part of the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. If the blood of
 Jesus does not cleanse the other person completely then it cannot cleanse
 us
 completely. If that is the case, then we are all in a lot of trouble.

 What can wash away my sins? Nothing but the blood of Jesus! End of
 case!!!
 "Cast your burden upon the Lord, and He shall sustain you. He shall
 never
 suffer the righteous to be moved." Psalm 55:23

This prayer is powerful and prayer is one of the best
 gifts we receive. There is no cost but a lot of rewards, let's continue
 to
 pray for one another.

 Here is the prayer: "Father, I ask you to bless my friends, relatives and
 e-mail buddies reading this right now. Show them a new revelation of
 your
 love and power. Holy spirit, I ask you to minister to their spirit at
 this
 very moment. Where there is pain, give them your peace and mercy. Where
 there is self doubt, release a renewed confidence through your grace. In
 Jesus' precious name. Amen