As I talked with a young man last week, his friend walked by with a crisscrossed bandage on his upper arm. The young man, with whom I was conversing, said, “Did you donate blood?” His friend replied, “Yes.” It was great to see a young man committed to prolonging others’ lives. More importantly, he made me think of the great blood donor, Jesus Christ, whose blood changed the course of our destiny.
We were in desperate need of a blood donor. Our hearts were so far from God that death was the fitting conclusion. Before our case was deemed irreversible, Jesus willingly donated His blood. And, though His blood, we now have access to a meaningful relationship with God.
The best news of all is that He had the right type of blood. People with type O blood can donate red blood cells to anyone. Jesus had type O blood – OMNIPOTENT. His blood was so powerful that He didn’t have to donate again! As you approach Easter, remember whose blood keeps you alive!
Thought to Consider:
… for you were dead, but now you have new life. So use your whole body as an instrument to do what is right for the glory of God (Romans 6:13, NLT).