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A Blood Donor saved my Life!

21 Jul

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Last year our church did it’s first blood drive. It was in preparation to be a donor that I learned about the plight of those with blood diseases, especially Sickle Cell Anemia. I had no idea that, of the 80,000 or so people with the disease, 99% were African Americans. Anyway, despite my dislike for needles, I happily made my donation.

Well, yesterday I found myself sitting in one of the American Red Cross offices waiting to make another donation. Truthfully, I had been avoiding their calls, but they had a donor match for my blood type and the person was in need of blood. So there I was silently thinking about the needle prick and whether I was hydrated enough for them to find my veins; I have small veins.

The donor in front of me greeted everyone by name and I speculated that he was a regular donor. He had his 13 year old daughter with him and they seemed right at home with the process. As he walked by me I noticed his t-shirt. There was a cross on the shirt and in the cross it said “A Blood Donor saved my Life”. That was his motivation.

Hmm, I mused to myself…A Blood Donor saved my Life too: Jesus.

And I am so thankful that He did! Sometimes it is the little reminders that prove to be the catalyst to keep us going for Christ and making a difference. I encourage you today to use whatever resources you have to make a difference in someone’s life. Be it a healthy bag of blood, a testimony, a short story, teaching the word of God, a poem, a song, a hug etc. Stay in your lane and stay motivated. Your way might not be my way, but no one can beat you at being you.

A blood donor saved your life too….spread the Word πŸ™‚

Be Blessed

JC

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20 responses to “A Blood Donor saved my Life!

  1. Seyi sandra

    July 22, 2013 at 11:15 am

    Your posts are always striking and hit the core of my being! Beautiful post JC! God bless you!!
    πŸ™‚

     
  2. JC

    July 22, 2013 at 12:28 pm

    Thanks Seyi πŸ™‚

     
  3. walter bright

    July 22, 2013 at 8:01 pm

    “Hmm, I mused to myself…A Blood Donor saved my Life too: Jesus.”
    Wow! That hit the right spot. In a timely fashion too.
    What a powerful reminder!
    JC, may The Lord bless you dearly. I am glad to connect.
    Walter

     
    • JC

      July 23, 2013 at 12:14 am

      Thank you my brother. Thanks for stopping by and thanks for the reblog πŸ™‚
      JC

       
  4. walter bright

    July 22, 2013 at 8:05 pm

    Reblogged this on Where are you… Where are you Going? and commented:
    Hmm, I mused to myself…A Blood Donor saved my Life too: Jesus.
    This is a powerful and timely reminder… I encourage you to read it!

     
  5. Unshakable Hope

    July 22, 2013 at 8:09 pm

    Awesome post!!!

     
    • JC

      July 23, 2013 at 12:11 am

      Thank you my brother….thanks for stopping by πŸ™‚

      JC

       
  6. Jessica

    July 22, 2013 at 8:51 pm

    This was beautiful! So thankful for the blood of the Lamb.

     
    • JC

      July 23, 2013 at 12:09 am

      Thankful indeed….thanks for stopping by πŸ™‚

       
  7. God is Good

    July 22, 2013 at 11:20 pm

    Thankyou for stopping by!
    I love this post … So simple …so true πŸ™‚
    A blood donor did save my life!
    It’s beautifully written, short, precise and beautiful.
    Blessings God is Good!

     
    • JC

      July 23, 2013 at 12:08 am

      Amen…God is good πŸ™‚

      JC

       
  8. mwitasblog

    July 23, 2013 at 8:50 am

    I like what you say: “Sometimes it is the little reminders that prove to be the catalyst to keep us going for Christ and making a difference. I encourage you today to use whatever resources you have to make a difference in someone’s life. Be it a healthy bag of blood, a testimony, a short story, teaching the word of God, a poem, a song, a hug etc.” Lovely post, may the Lord bless you.

     
    • JC

      July 23, 2013 at 1:48 pm

      Thanks my brother….blessings to you too πŸ™‚

      JC

       
  9. journeyofjoy

    July 25, 2013 at 2:52 pm

    This was a post that hit the bull’s-eye; so well written and brief, but precisely attained the PERFECT desired end! Never quite thought of Him in that way; JESUSβ€”a blood donor!! He saved my life!

    Thank you,

    Marlene

     
  10. Sebastian

    July 26, 2013 at 1:41 am

    Hi JC! Thank you for this post. I’m extremely grateful to the “donor” who saved my life! In fact I will spend the rest of my life thanking Him and telling others about what He did for me.

     
    • JC

      July 26, 2013 at 2:11 am

      Amen πŸ™‚ It’s truly humbling isn’t it?…thanks for stopping by and thanks for the reblog..
      JC

       
      • Sebastian

        July 26, 2013 at 2:18 am

        Yes it is indeed and you’re welcome!

         
  11. Sebastian

    July 26, 2013 at 1:58 am

    Reblogged this on Sharing His Word and commented:
    JC’s post put me to thinking of how grateful I am for the Lord’s Goodness and mercy. I hope you enjoyed it as much as I.
    Blessings to you

     
  12. Steve Austin

    July 26, 2013 at 8:40 pm

    Such a sweet and inspiring post. Thank you!

     
  13. Heather Marsten

    August 3, 2013 at 7:18 pm

    I love this post – a blood donor saved my life too πŸ˜€

     

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