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Voice: Jesus gave hsi blood for us

March 31, 2002

How important is blood to the human body? According to a Red Cross pamphlet titled "Lifesaver," blood has four major jobs: "It carries oxygen to the body cells. It distributes nutrients to the body cells so that they can create energy. It carries special blood cells and chemicals, which defend the body against infections and injuries. It removes waste products from the body cells."

Without blood we would not survive. When we are in need of blood because of an injury, sickness or surgery, it is always available because caring people in our community have donated on a daily basis.

The average adult body contains about 10 pints of blood.

Just as blood is important to our physical body, so was Christ's blood important to our spiritual body. Just imagine the blood that was shed on the cross of Calvary for you and me. Jesus shed His blood in order to give us eternal life.


The following chorus written by Eugene M. Bartlett is one that reminds me of what Jesus did for us: "O victory in Jesus, my Savior, forever! He sought me and bought me with His redeeming blood; He loved me ere I knew Him, and all my love is due Him. He plunged me to victory beneath the cleansing flood."

But thanks be unto God that Jesus rose three days after He died. This Easter let us be thankful that "the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanseth us from all sin." (I John 1:7). Let us celebrate the new life that awaits us in Jesus!


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