Thankful for the Blood

...Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in His own blood... Revelation 1:5 KJV

This week, I decided to donate my blood. As I went to donate my blood; I was given this pamphlet to read over. In this pamphlet, it explained the donation process, eligibility requirements and etc. After reviewing the material. I thought to myself: I guess it's been a long time since I donated blood. I don't remember all these questions and information. For there to be such a big demand for blood. There is sure a short list of people who are able to give blood. I mean I didn't question the requirements. I understood them but as I thought about our society as a whole. I thought so many people would not be able to give blood because of their Health or Lifestyle, etc. According to statistics only 37% of Americans are even eligible to donate blood and less than 10% actually give their blood annually. I thought of how many people probably die daily because of no available blood.

Then, I thought how Thankful I was to be able to donate my blood. It felt good being able to give my blood to help someone else have another chance at life. The blood that I donated would be enough to save not just one person's life but up to three people's life. Amazing.

Made me think about the blood of Jesus Christ.

His blood was pure. Untainted. Needed. His blood was shed to save all of mankind. Not just a selected few but all who would BELIEVE.  

If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. Romans 10:9 NIV 

His blood saves more lives than my blood ever could. While my donation was a good thing to do. Without the blood of Jesus; where would I be? Where would you be? 

His blood washes away our sins. Our fears. Our hurts. Our pain. Our insecurities. Our regrets. Our diseases. His blood gives us another chance at life and sets us FREE.

The need for His blood is constant and the gratification is instant. Therefore, I am Thankful for the Blood. 

Father, we Thank You for the blood of Jesus Christ. It's the gift that keeps on giving; that sets us free to live a life of Victory and for that we will be forever Grateful. Amen.

56 Facts About Blood and Blood Donation 
American Red Cross

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