Blood in Him to Give

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The ringing phone interrupted Dave’s quiet evening. He glanced at the call display and saw a regular caller – Blood Services. Their motto flashed through his mind; ‘Bloodit’s in you to give’, and he knew he had a coveted blood type for donation. He had been putting it off for months, and as he thought of the coming week, he just didn’t feel like adding something extra to his schedule. With a twinge of guilt, he let the machine pick up the message, then he hit delete.

Across the city in the emergency room of the hospital, a patient lay helpless, badly injured after a vehicle accident. A blood transfusion had been ordered urgently in order to save her life and stabilize her for surgery. Two nurses checked and double checked the patient’s name, birthdate, health number and blood type, making sure she received the right blood. To receive the wrong blood could prove as fatal as not getting it at all.

Each person on this earth faces death in a helpless state. Our sin separates us from a holy God and our sinful nature prevents us from being with God after we die. There was only one way for this to be resolved. Blood had to be shed and a sacrifice had to be made in our place. Someone had to be willing to give their life and blood so we could live. It couldn’t be just anyone – it had to be someone without sin and there was only one candidate. Jesus Christ as the perfect Son of God had the perfect blood match for every sinful person. He was the only available donor and He was a willing donor. He did not ignore our need but willingly went to the cross and shed His blood for our sins. “The blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin” (1 John 1:7).

His blood has been given. Now we need to apply it to our need and sin, so God can see us as fit to enter Heaven with Him. We need to receive a blood transfusion as it were and thank Him for what He has done for us. Blood – it was in Him to give…and He gave it.

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