Giving Blood

“Let us thank the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. It was through His loving-kindness that we were born again to a new life and have a hope that never dies. This hope is ours because Jesus was raised from the dead.”        1 Peter 1:3 NLV

A missionary told the story of an orphanage that lay  in the middle of a war-torn  area.  During an attack on a nearby village,   the orphanage compound was hit, killing several missionaries and children,  injuring many others.

As soon as they were able, a medical team arrived in the area. They assessed the injuries of the children who had survived the attack and found one child in critical condition who needed a blood transfusion right away. The doctors asked for volunteers to donate blood among the surviving children, but their requests were met with frightened stares.

Finally, one little boy reluctantly volunteered, because the child needing the transfusion was his friend. But the entire time the nurse took his blood, he lay there crying.

As the nurse removed the needle,  he stopped crying.  He had misunderstood the nurse’s request. He thought he had to die – to give every drop of his blood for his friend to live.

In an act of loving kindness, Jesus Christ gave his blood and  his life,  so that we might have a new life.  But even more than that, his resurrection from the dead  gives us a hope that never dies!

Thank you Lord!

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About Bonnie Winters

I am a Pastor's Wife, Mom, Grandmom, writer, and crafter who loves God with all my heart! Life has been an interesting Journey, so why not pull up a comfy chair, grab a cuppa your favorite beverage and let's just share awhile!
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