A little girl was critically injured in an accident and taken to a hospital. She had lost a great deal of blood and needed a transfusion, but her blood type was rare.
Finally it was discovered that her 7-year-old brother had the same blood type. The doctor took him into his office and told him, “Your sister is very sick. Unless she gets some blood, I’m afraid the angels are going to take her to heaven. Are you willing to give your baby sister your blood?” The boy’s face turned pale and his eyes widened in fear. After some agonizing moments he whispered to the doctor, “I’ll give my sister my blood.”
As the transfusion took place, the boy watched as his blood passed through a tube to his sister. The doctor noticed that the boy seemed nervous and said, “It will all be over before long.” At that moment, big tears welled up in the boy’s eyes and he said, “Will I die pretty soon then?” He thought he was giving his own life to save his little sister!
There is no greater love. Jesus lay down His life for us even before we were His friends. “When we were enemies, we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son” (Rom. 5:10). Have you experienced God’s love by accepting His offer of forgiveness through faith in Christ?
Jesus, Thou art all compassion,
Pure, unbounded love Thou art;
Visit us with Thy salvation,
Enter every trembling heart. —Wesley
By enduring our hate, Jesus showed us His love.