In this season of second chances it seems appropriate to share this sweet story about the LOVE of a little boy for his sister.
The LITTLE GIRL LAY NEAR DEATH, critically injured in an automobile accident. She desperately needed a blood transfusion, but no one could be found who matched her rare blood type.
In the midst of their frantic search the doctors discovered that the child's SEVEN YEAR OLD BROTHER Kevin had the RIGHT TYPE OF BLOOD.
One of the doctors sat down with Kevin and TALKED QUIETLY with him.
"Your sister is very sick, son," he said, "and if we don't help her, she's not going to live. I want to know...YOU ARE WILLING TO GIVE YOUR BLOOD to help your baby sister?"
Kevin, pale with fear, seemed to STRUGGLE with his answer. But after a few moments, he said softly, "YES, I WILL."
The little boy watched sadly and silently as his blood flowed from his arm through the tube.
"We're almost finished," the doctor smiled encouragingly.
Kevin's eyes filled with tears. "HOW LONG TIL I DIE?" he whispered.
Looking at him in astonishment the doctor realized that KEVIN THOUGHT he had been asked to give ALL HIS BLOOD to save his sister!
The brave little boy believed that his act of mercy for his sister would cost HIM HIS LIFE.
Yet ... he was WILLING TO DO IT!
This sweet story is an extraordinary parallel to these words from the Bible:
“This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters.” 1 John 3:16
May this be a season of SECOND CHANCES for you ... abundant in Godwinks of favor.
SQuire & Louise