I love finding great truths in dusty old books! Dig the following insight recorded by Emma Moody Fitt in THE D.L. MOODY YEAR BOOK, first published back in 1900:
"Not without blood." (Hebrews 9:7)
"Look at the Roman soldier as he pushed his spear into the very heart of the God-man. What an awful deed! But what was the next thing that took place? Blood covered the spear! Oh, thank God, the blood covers sin! The very crowning act of sin brought out the crowning act of love; the crowning act of wickedness was the crowning act of grace..."