Tuesday, March 16, 2010

serve others, give blood

1 John 1:7 (NLT) --- But if we are living in the light, as God is in the light, then we have fellowship with each other, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, cleanses us from all sin.

Yesterday we helped host a Red Cross blood drive here in our building.  90 units of blood were donated which can potentially serve more than 100 people who have a need for blood.

I stepped back at one point and thought about how the blood of Jesus saves us.  Jesus served us and all who accept Him by giving His blood.  No, it was not at a blood drive.  It was on the cruel cross where His life was given.  He became a sacrifice for others to live.  That is powerful.

Through Jesus' blood we have eternal life.  Our sins are forgiven.  We have peace with God.  We have eternal life with God in heaven.  Through His blood and the relationship we have with God, we have help while we are still on earth.  That all came with the price of Jesus giving His blood.

Leviticus 17:11 (NASB) --- 'For the life of the flesh is in the blood, and I have given it to you on the altar to make atonement for your souls; for it is the blood by reason of the life that makes atonement.'

Life is in the blood.  Without blood a person is dead.  That goes both in spiritual world and the physical.  Think about it.

How can we serve others through the blood, the physical and the spiritual?

Lets serve others as we come closer to Jesus.  Thank you, Jesus, for your blood!  Lets serve others...

John 14:12 (NASB) --- "Truly, truly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do, he will do also; and greater works than these he will do; because I go to the Father.

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