PERMANENT RED

PERMANENT RED
By: Darrelyn L. Tutt

A massive sheet of unrolled white paper was taped against the wall:
 White. Clean. Untouched.
With my back against the wall, as one would stand for a height measurement, the entire outline of my body was traced. When this was complete, the woman and I stepped back and looked at it together.
And then ....
We began the beautiful, glorious work of reapplying redemptive rights to me.
Written within the broken, battered, bruised outline of my soul's frame, the truthful, forceful, life-giving promises of God were tangibly recorded and written into me in order that healing could begin in me.
One by one, in permanent marker, the "red blood" truths of Jesus began to run through me.
Written within my frame the name of JESUS was written all over me and into me;
what a beautiful and healing therapy this wise counselor appointed to me.
This, I was instructed, was the confessor's promised gift from Christ being applied to "Darrelyn."
I shall never forget this act as long as I live;
and now I long to spread the permanent red to others and "draw" the blood line.
Praise be ... to my "Red" Redeemer.
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This, my friend, is the picture of confession, reconciliation, and redemption simultaneously at work.
This is Christ's bride participating in redemption ...
and there's so much restorative power in it.
We are sinners outlined in red and saved by Jesus..
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Encourage confession and participate in redemption.
This is the work of the cross,
and the story of JESUS.
It's all about Him ...
Outlined in Red.
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"And all things are of God who hath reconciled us to Himself by Jesus Christ and hath given us the ministry of reconciliation. To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them, and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliaiton. Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to God."
2 Corinthians 5:18-20