Our only hope is the gospel. On the cross, Christ shed his innocent blood to atone for (cover over) our sin of shedding innocent blood. On the cross, Christ suffered the terrible punishment due for all and every one of our sins, including child-killing. God raised Jesus from the dead to assure us of God’s acceptance of Christ’s substitutionary sacrifice for sins. With faith in Christ, we may be confident of God’s forgiveness and experience a cleansed conscience to serve God with peace, joy and confidence.