A little girl named Liz was suffering from a rare and serious disease.  Her only chance of recovery appeared to be a blood transfusion from her 5 year-old brother.

Her brother had miraculously survived the same disease and his body had developed the antibodies needed to combat the illness.

The doctor explained the situation to her little brother and asked the boy if he would be willing to give his blood to his sister.  The little boy hesitated for only a moment before taking a deep breath and saying, “Yes, I’ll do it if it will save Liz.”

The next day the transfusion was underway and Liz and her little brother lay side by side in the hospital bed.  Tommy began to smile as we all did, as the color began to return to Liz’s cheeks. Then Tommy’s color began to grow pale and his happy face began to fade.

Tommy looked up at the doctor and asked with a trembling voice, “Will I start to die right away?”

Being so young, the boy had misunderstood the doctor.  Tommy thought he was going to have to give Liz all of his blood, yet he willingly submitted to the procedure anyway.  That is love!

We rejoice today, that Jesus, God’s lamb, willingly gave His life for us!  He knew us and loved us anyway.

As we prepare our homes and families for Christmas, may we remember Jesus is the reason for the season.

Jesus is God’s lamb that gave His blood that we could be redeemed.

May we never forget God’s love for us!

Thank you for being faithful to the Lord and our church.

You are loved!

Pastor Ralph

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