A friend recently posted on Facebook about Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles’ critical need for blood. Sean saw the post and said he wanted to donate. Sara agreed. I can’t donate because of a previous illness, but I was delighted to take them to CHLA. On the way home, I told them, “Bless you. You just saved someone’s life.”
I told them the same thing this week. They joined other church volunteers and WLS staff as teachers at Vacation Bible School. They taught the Mission Class, which focused on the critical need to put the Bible into the hands of those in impoverished or crisis-stricken communities in the United States. The students donated $602 this week to send Bibles to our neighbors who might not otherwise come to know the Lord.
All week, the teachers and staff of VBS, led by Mrs. Masted, poured the life-giving Word of God into the hearts of these young students. Some already knew they are mighty children of God. To others, it was a brand new concept. But as they go forward, the Word that was shared will continue to flow through them. It is our prayers it will lead them – and their families – to know the Lord and to dedicate their lives to Him.
We may not all be able to donate blood to help mend broken bodies. But we can all donate the Word to help mend broken souls. We can share our passion for the Lord to bring new hearts to Him.
There is no such thing as too much Gospel. Even the most learned Bible scholar rejoices to hear the Word from a friend. And certainly those who are wrestling with darkness reach for the light you can shine by offering words of hope and forgiveness.
Be a donor. Pray for someone who has hurt you. Smile at someone new. Offer the life-giving blood of Jesus through your words and deeds. Donate today.
“Who is it that overcomes the world? Only the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God. This is the One who came by water and blood—Jesus Christ. He did not come by water only, but by water and blood. And it is the Spirit who testifies, because the Spirit is the truth.”
1 John 5:5-6