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Romans 3:25 (CEV)

25-26 God sent Christ to be our sacrifice. Christ offered his life’s blood, so that by faith in him we could come to God. And God did this to show that in the past he was right to be patient and forgive sinners. This also shows that God is right when he accepts people who have faith in Jesus.

 

Yesterday morning I saw a license plate on a little red car that has stayed with me for more than 24 hours. Those few letters said:

“I SHD RED”

The possibilities of what the driver meant when requesting that particular plate are endless. Could it be support for a college or professional sporting team? A school or lifelong favorite color? Acknowledgement of being a blood donor or purely a personal sign of being a Christian.

I imagine the joy of riding around with a plate that causes others pause and  ponder, as with a flash of a blinker and lane change who I am or might be has been presented and sailed by in the blink of  seven letters.  What could it be?  The chance declaration of social community, humanity and understanding that all blood is red, filled me with pride as a blood donor.

As a follower of Christ Jesus, I am humbled because the sacrifice of His love and shed blood I was able to experience the life-cleansing, grace and mercy properties of Hs precious gift. I may not ever know what that license plate meant but I am grateful for the God who allowed me to see the possibilities.

Making His praise glorious!

Ree

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14The blood of Christ, who had no defect, does even more. Through the eternal Spirit he offered himself to God and cleansed our consciences from the useless things we had done. Now we can serve the living God.  Hebrews 9:14 (GW)

 Since participation in my first high school blood drive I have strongly believed in the importance of being a donor. It has not always been easy to donate!  Weight restrictions of not weighing enough, improperly behaving blood droplets, surgery that required a transfusion and a few visits to the tattoo shop hindered my ability to donate regularly. In this current life chapter, weighing a tad more than enough and better diet allow regular donations.  through the years all of these donations have been voluntary and often repeated, yet recently I made a mistake.  I got up, grabbed my t-shirt, water and cookies,  walked back to my office, climbed the steps and sat down before I right before I would have fallen down.

My bad, clear  instructions were not adhered to, rules of donating conduct broken, voluntarily. All night I thought about Christ. He was beaten, paraded through jeering crowds, carrying, a cross, voluntarily to cleanse us of sins that had yet to be committed because of love.  Reviewing and replaying Christ’s sacrifice made the most recent donation more real than it has ever been. What I did was merely a drop in the humanity bucket compared to the cleansing, eternal life saving Blood gift of Jesus.

Making His praise glorious!

Ree

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