By: Darrelyn L. Tutt

Marinade - a sauce, typically made of oil, vinegar, spices, and herbs, in which meat, fish, or other food is soaked before cooking in order to flavor it and soften it.
Redemption is the "soaking of the soul" in Christ's blood.
The longer it soaks in its holy marinade, the more seasoned and softened it becomes.
An infusion and transfusion of mortal and immortal blood intermingling;
Being processed together in order to produce something of eternal and sacred value.
The process is slow,
And settling.
The process is seasoned with grace, truth, and holy sufferings.
And the process produces intimacy, communion, and life with the Savior.
With time, the seasoning of Christ's blood becomes integrated and absorbed into the soul, and begins to transmit and carry life to those around it.
The hungry draw near,
The scent of forgiveness and grace is desirable to the internal senses,
Needful for life.
And Christ's life wafts out of the redeemed souls and invites others in.
There is plenty of blood to go around;
Plenty of blood to soak in.
We become something of inestimable value to our Redeemer when we have soaked long in the blood of our Redeemer.
Such souls are useful for Kingdom purposes,
And will be brought into glory,
 Infused into the greater story called Eternity.
They shall feed many and testify to the love,
 Spilled in the blood of the life-giving Christ who was sent by the Father.
Soak long in the blood.
It has the power to change, conform, and season the soul.
Easter's Marinade ...
The blood of Christ.
"In whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace."
Ephesians 1:7