Monday January 30, 2017
For this is My blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for forgiveness of sins. -Matthew 26:27-28
Blood drives are a great thing. I am so thankful for the people out there that donate their blood, to help save someone.
However, blood is not my thing. I don’t sign up to donate at blood drives. It freaks me out. I’m terrified of needles, and I don’t enjoy the thought of the whole process.
I can honestly say that I have never given blood willingly. The only time I’ve actually had blood taken out of my body is when they were testing me for mono….which I did end up having. It wasn’t a fun situation.
As I think about my intolerance for a little pain, I can’t help but wonder what would have happened if Jesus had gotten to earth and decided going through the pain, poking, prodding, and bloodiness wasn’t worth it to him.
Instead, he was opposite of me. He was completely selfless. He sacrificed every ounce of himself, so that I could live in freedom today. Freedom to choose that I want to keep my blood in my body haha.
Jesus was the ultimate blood donor, and I am so thankful that he deemed my life, and your life, worth His life.
Prayer: “Jesus, thank you for laying down your life, so that I could have mine. I did not deserve it, but I am so thankful. Help me to live everyday in appreciation to what you sacrificed. In your name I pray, Amen.”