“God forbid that I should boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ.” Galatians 6:14 The words, “written in blood” usually convey a willingness to stand behind our words with our life. As Paul ended his letter to the Galatians, he was, figuratively, writing his story in blood. He knew he would be hated for honoring the death of Christ above the ritual and moral law of Israel. He would be punished for teaching that Christ’s death and resurrection were more important than the law of circumcision, that represented the whole Mosaic way of life. His suffering for Christ would literally include shedding his own blood (II Cor. 11:23-25). Paul wasn’t willing to play it safe. He knew the crucifixion of Jesus was the center page of history. Putting his own life on the line, Paul proclaimed the inexpressible heart of God, who gave His Son to express the ultimate words of love, written in blood at the cross.