Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Blood Donor Repost


“Sorry, but we can’t use your blood, it is just not acceptable,” were the words I heard on the other end of the telephone line.

The news was on and I had just heard an appeal for blood. Seriously injured, a young motor cycle rider had lost a great deal of blood. The news continued with a telephone number to call to become a volunteer. Hastily I phoned the number and was ready to offer my blood for this young man.

The lady at the call center told me that first she needed to ask me some questions. She inquired if I had ever had a life threatening ailment and I answered,” Yes”.

I told her that when I was 12 years old I suffered a very bad case of jaundice. Her concern was that it might have been a form of hepatitis which would eliminate me from being a donor. She thanked me for calling but told me that they just could not use my blood because it was not suitable.

I felt rebuffed and rejected when I realized that NO one wanted my blood!

A short letter to the boy was quickly composed. I conveyed my earnest desire to help, and that I was so sorry that I could not, because the fact was - - my blood was not good enough.

Then I told him how the blood of Jesus was also not wanted by so many.  Briefly, I explained how Jesus was rejected but that we can choose to accept Him. The blood of Jesus will wash away our sins, and we can become a believer in Christ.

There are religious organizations today that do not want the Blood of Jesus mentioned in their sermons, their songs, or in their literature. They are repulsed by the suggestion that a blood sacrifice was necessary to pay for our salvation. It is sad, but true, that His blood is still being rejected today by some.

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Each time we receive communion, let us always remember that His body was broken for us, and that His blood was shed for our salvation.

The total sum of human blood on earth would not be enough to reconcile us to God. Only His precious blood will do - - - ours isn’t good enough!

Jesus spoke in the book of; Matthew 26:28 For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.

Isaiah 53:3 He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.

Suggested Books you might be interested in:

The Power of the Blood (paperback) by H.A. Whyte
The Hidden Power of the Blood of Jesus (Paperback) by Mahesh Chavda
The Power of The Blood of Christ by Andrew Murray

This post has been linked with Joan Davis Sharing His Beauty
And with Jen’s Soli Deo Gloria

5 comments:

  1. Great post; His blood was shed for our salvation! Jesus is the truth we have been seeking all along. Regardless of the trials we face in this life, we can live with the expectation of eternal life, and living with Christ forever! :)

    Blessings and hugs,
    Denise

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  2. It is a hard fact to understand and people don't like things to be "messy". But we also need to remember that Jesus went to the cross willingly. Wow...He gave His life for each one of us because His love was so great. Incredible.

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  3. Great message !!
    Love Vicki K

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  4. Every once in a while I read The Power of the Blood. Have had it for many years. It's a good booster. I'm also simply a serious blood-oriented person... HIS Blood. My husband used to donate blood regularly, but after we returned from Uganda a number of years ago it wasn't acceptable. I'm a needle-frightened person, so wasn't very excited to donate [just praying that other people would] and DID try after our return and had the same result. But, you are right... only one Blood Donation has ever counted, or ever will.

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