“For the life of the flesh is in the blood, and I have given it for you on the altar to make atonement for your souls, for it is the blood that makes atonement by the life.” -Leviticus 17:11 (ESV)
Before Jesus died on the cross for our sins, people had to make animal sacrifices to atone for their sins. The shedding of blood was considered a purification process. So when Jesus did die on the cross, His blood acted as a purification for our sins and we no longer needed to make animal sacrifices. (And thank goodness because it would be of animals being sacrificed in this day and age).
@beautifulgoodnews Provided a lot of Bible references for this printable but I had already done them all 😆 so I had to research to find a verse that would fit. A lot of people think of cardinals as winter birds I guess because they stand out so much in the snow. Their beautiful red feathers against a snowy background is an awesome Illustration in remembering the purpose of salvation.