In his book Written in Blood Robert Coleman tells the story of a by danman21


In his book Written in Blood, Robert Coleman tells the story of a little boy whose sister needed a blood transfusion. The doctor explained that she had the same disease the boy had recovered from two years earlier. Her only chance for recovery was a transfusion from someone who had previously conquered the disease. Since the two children had the same rare blood type, the boy was the ideal donor. “Would you give your blood to Mary?” the doctor asked. Johnny hesitated. His lower lip started to tremble. Then he smiled and said, “Sure, for my sister.” Soon the two children were wheeled into the hospital room—Mary, pale and thin; Johnny, robust and healthy. Neither spoke, but when their eyes met, Johnny grinned. As the nurse inserted the needle into his arm, Johnny’s smile faded. He watched the blood flow through the tube. With the ordeal almost over, his voice, slightly shaky, broke the silence. “Doctor, when do I die?’ Only then did the doctor realize why Johnny had hesitated, why his lip had trembled when he’d agreed to donate his blood. He’s thought giving his blood to his sister meant giving up his life. In that brief moment, he’d made his great decision. Johnny, fortunately, didn’t have to die to save his sister. Each of us, however, has a condition more serious than Mary’s, and it required Jesus to give not just His blood but His life. Thomas Lindberg

JESUS PLANEO SALVARME POR SU MUERTE 6A la verdad, como éramos incapaces de salvarnos,* en el tiempo señalado Cristo murió por los malvados. * Jesus placed the iron ore in the crust of the earth that would become the nails. To the serpent: "He will crush our head, and you will strike his heel." Gen. 3:15b "Christianity is God SEARCHING FOR MAN."

JESUS ESCOGIO SALVARME 7Difícilmente habrá quien muera por un justo, aunque tal vez haya quien se atreva a morir por una persona buena. "All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God." Rom. 3:23 KERUX ILLUSTRATION COLLECTION ID Number: 9158 SOURCE: A Word With You By Ron Hutchcraft #3839 TITLE: The Knife And The Nails AUTHOR: Ron Hutchcraft DATE: 9/27/01

ILLUSTRATION: Tony was one of the best-liked teachers in our kids' junior high school. And one summer day when he was helping me paint our house, I learned a lot about his background - a lot that was very surprising. Tony told me that he grew up in a very tough neighborhood that was sharply divided into ethnic groups and ethnic gangs actually. And he was a fighter, man. Most of the guys in his neighborhood were fighters. He said to me, "Ron, five of my good friends died violently in just two months." Two more of his gang friends are serving prison terms. I said, "Tony, how did you ever get out of all that? How'd you end up doing so well?" His answer blew me away. When Tony told me what had made the difference, he did something I've never seen him do before - there were tears in his eyes. He said, "One of those friends who died was my best friend. See, there was a gang fight one night. One guy was coming behind me with a blade. It was intended for me, but my friend stepped in front of it. My friend took my knife - and that changed the course of my whole life." JESUS QUIZO SALVARME 8Pero Dios demuestra su amor por nosotros en esto: en que cuando todavía éramos pecadores, Cristo murió por nosotros. A man named Jacob had hit a low point in his life. He had thought about killing himself but he was too poor and too tired to secure the means to do it. He found a park bench. He did not eat, because there was nothing to eat. All he thought about was his death.

A couple of days later he saw in the distance a teenage girl entering the park with a friend. Jacob wondered what on earth someone so innocent and angeliclooking was doing in a park filled with derelicts. He closed his eyes. In a few minutes he heard a soft voice speaking to him. Jacob opened his eyes and saw this same teenaged girl looking at him with compassion. He was caught off guard. It was the first time he had heard anyone speak words of kindness to him in years. At that moment he did not know whether he wanted to cry in gratitude or laugh in cynicism. But her concern moved him in spite of himself. "What do you want?" he growled at her. "Sir," the young girl said, "I was afraid to come over here, but I feel like God is nudging me to tell you something, before I get back on my bus. I wish I knew how to say it better but, well, sir, Jesus loves you. He loves you. He really does." Jacob looked at her in disbelief. After all the heartaches he had been through, all the indignity he had suffered, all the rage that had filled his soul for so many years this young girl told him Jesus loved him. As he looked up at her face he saw tears streaming down her cheeks, and to his astonishment he began to weep as well. "No one could love me, child. It's too late for me," he said between sobs.

"No," she replied urgently as she took his thin, gnarled hand into hers. "It's not too late. God will gladly take you if only you'd let him. Just tell him that you want to. He will love you and help you." Jacob says it was at that moment that he knew Somebody was reaching out to him through her. He knew deep within that he was being offered help in his hour of greatest need. (2) When the storms of life are raging, when all of life seems out of control, when we feel totally helpless, Jesus comes. "It is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God." Eph. 2:8 !

JESUS ASEGURA SALVARME POR Y ahora que hemos sido justificados por su sangre, ¡con cuánta más razón, por medio de él, seremos salvados del castigo de Dios!
An Englishman by the name of Ebenezer Wooten had just concluded a preaching service in the village square. The crowd had dispersed, and he was busily engaged in loading the equipment. A young man approached him and asked, “Mr. Wooten, what must I do to be saved?” Sensing that the fellow was trusting his own righteousness, Wooten answered in a rather unconcerned way, “It’s too late!” The inquirer was startled. “Oh don’t say that, sir!” But the evangelist insisted, “It’s too late!” Then, looking the young man in the eye, he continued, “You want to know what you must DO to be saved. I tell you it’s too late now or any other time. The work of salvation is done, completed, finished! It was finished on the cross.” Then he explained that our part is simply to acknowledge our sin and receive by faith the gift of forgiveness.

"Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God's wrath remains on him." Jn. 3:36

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