Read Joshua 2:12-21
And she sent them away, and they departed. And she bound the scarlet cord in the window. Joshua 2:21 NKJ
I have a red ribbon bookmark in my Bible like the scarlet cord that Rahab tied to the window of her home in Jericho.
The scarlet cord also symbolizes Jesus' blood and this theme runs through the Bible, from Genesis to Revelation.
One time I was teaching a Bible study to a group of girls in a correctional facility. One girl needed a Bible so I gave her my study Bible with all my underlinings and notes. I was about to take my red ribbon bookmark out when I remembered what it stood for. I said, "this is the scarlet cord, like Jesus' blood." She said, "I know."
I felt great till I was on my way home and thought the ribbon might somehow be used inappropriately. (Don't we always doubt ourselves when we try to do some good?) I was so concerned that I called the director, apologized, and felt like a fool.
It was then that I realized that the scarlet thread was my lifeline. No matter how I goofed up, the scarlet thread covered me.
Have you made a big mistake? Do you need the scripture, "O Lord, don't let me make a mess of things."? Psalms 119:31 TLB
The Lord spoke so strongly to me about His forgiveness that I used the incident as an offertory for my Christian ladies' group, Aglow. Our speaker was amazed. Her topic? The scarlet cord!
Prayer: O Lord, we come to you knowing that your blood sacrifice on the cross covers our sin . We are grateful for that amazing love. Amen.