Leviticus 17:11; 14 and Deuteronomy 12:23 reminds us that the life of the creature is in the blood. That is why I am so proud of Amy today. She is headed to Princeton (about a 4 hour round trip) to give blood at PTS. She signed up to do this a while back and probably didn't realize that she would be in Stillwater when the time came to donate, but that isn't going to stop her!
Giving blood is a great way to help others in need. But there is a Blood that is much more important to the world that we need to share--the Blood of Christ. It is His blood that cleanses us from all unrighteousness. If Christians were half as concerned about sharing the news of the blood of Christ as they are about giving their own blood, we would see a major shift in this world. It is Christ's Blood that will heal the nations.
Don't get me wrong, I really think we should all donate blood (and in my case I am also lined up to be an organ donor), but I think that we should take that same steadfast approach to sharing the "Good News" to those around us of the Blood that saves.
We live is turbulent times. Right is taught as wrong and wrong is taught as right. It is high time we began to not just "know" the right things to do, but to actually "do" them! One of those right things to do is to let Jesus shine through us and to share the Message of God's love demonstrated by the willingness of Jesus shed blood. As James tells us, "Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says!"