You may know that shortly after I started my ministry I found myself in the emergency room receiving a blood transfusion. I suffered so many years from extreme anemia and now I was so weak I could barely drive to the hospital. I just knew a pint of blood would heal me. I so felt like the woman in the Bible that suffered like I did.
Matthew 9:20-22 20 But a woman who had been suffering from a hemorrhage for twelve years came up behind him and touched the edge of his cloak. 21 For she kept saying to herself, “If only I touch his cloak, I will be healed.” 22 But when Jesus turned and saw her he said, “Have courage, daughter! Your faith has made you well.” And the woman was healed from that hour.
I knew that as I sat on that ER gurney that someone here on earth took the time to give blood to save me and heal me. Someone that maybe took their lunch hour to donate or maybe when their child was a gymnastic or dance practice, or quite possibly as a result of them once needing blood. I was grateful. A person I did not know cared enough about me to share their blood to save an unknown recipient.
Suddenly a thunder bolt struck me, this is exactly what Jesus did. He shared blood to benefit billions of believers. He so unselfishly shed His blood to save us all. I had never looked at a human blood donation in a way to see the original original act of Christ to save us. He gave blood.
As I watched the blood flow into my veins I reflected on Jesus’ blood leaving his body to give us the blessed life God so wants us to have as a Christian. Blood flowing inward just as the Holy Spirit came into me to remind me of the sacrifice Jesus made for each and everyone of us!
Ephesians 1:7 In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace
Just as the person that donated blood, Jesus “donated” His blood to reconcile the world to God and to offer everlasting life for Christians. This person gave a small part of themselves to save another while Jesus gave all of Him to save all. I am not saying in any way that the person that gave my blood donation is equal to Christ. I am saying that when I received my transfusion it opened my eyes fully to what Jesus did at the cross and how His blood transforms us.
Hebrews 13:12 And so Jesus also suffered outside the city gate to make the people holy through his own blood.
I remember seeing blood drives in the past that said, “Give blood. Give life.”. This sums up Jesus’ sacrifice and crucifixion so simply. Jesus gave His blood and we now have life. Think about it, four simple words explain as Christians the gift of life given through His blood.
Mark 14:24 And He said to them, “This is My blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many.
My friends I thank you for reading my blog and knowing that God is always here for us. I pray daily for your and for you I am grateful-LoLo