The ringing phone interruptedÂ Daveâ€™s quiet evening. He glancedÂ at the call display and saw a regularÂ caller – Blood Services. Their mottoÂ flashed through his mind; â€˜Blooditâ€™sÂ in you to giveâ€™, and he knew heÂ had a coveted blood type for donation.Â He had been putting it off forÂ months, and as he thought of theÂ coming week, he just didnâ€™t feel likeÂ adding something extra to his schedule.Â With a twinge of guilt, he let theÂ machine pick up the message, then heÂ hit delete.
Across the city in the emergencyÂ room of the hospital, a patient lay helpless,Â badly injured after a vehicle accident.Â A blood transfusion had beenÂ ordered urgently in order to save herÂ life and stabilize her for surgery. TwoÂ nurses checked and double checkedÂ the patientâ€™s name, birthdate, healthÂ number and blood type, makingÂ sure she received the right blood. ToÂ receive the wrong blood could proveÂ as fatal as not getting it at all.
Each person on this earth facesÂ death in a helpless state. Our sinÂ separates us from a holy God and ourÂ sinful nature prevents us from beingÂ with God after we die. There wasÂ only one way for this to be resolved.Â Blood had to be shed and a sacrificeÂ had to be made in our place. SomeoneÂ had to be willing to give their life andÂ blood so we could live. It couldnâ€™t beÂ just anyone – it had to be someoneÂ without sin and there was only oneÂ candidate. Jesus Christ as the perfectÂ Son of God had the perfect bloodÂ match for every sinful person. He wasÂ the only available donor and He was aÂ willing donor. He did not ignore ourÂ need but willingly went to the crossÂ and shed His blood for our sins. â€œTheÂ blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses usÂ from all sinâ€ (1 John 1:7).
His blood has been given. Now weÂ need to apply it to our need and sin, soÂ God can see us as fit to enter HeavenÂ with Him. We need to receive a bloodÂ transfusion as it were and thank HimÂ for what He has done for us. Blood – itÂ was in Him to giveâ€¦and He gave it.
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