Your blood is such a gift, because in it we are made clean. We kneel at the foot of the cross and watch as the first drops water the earth, water the soul, and as we marvel at the love you show the process of regeneration begins. Somehow we are immersed in the blood of Christ and come out clean as the day we were born. Somehow we are washed in the waters and come out still covered in Christ. Somehow the guilt and shame are washed away and we are born anew in you, Lord God. Thank you, Lord, from a gratitude too deep for words to capture. Thank you.