|The Only Way to Get Well - #8282|
|A Life That Matters - Radio Program|
Friday, May 29, 2009
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There’s a highly successful doctor in New York City who gives a month every year to helping out in some impoverished corners of the world. Recently, he went to Costa Rica. He was operating on a six-year-old boy who ended up losing blood fast. His only hope was donated blood and he had a rare type that only 2% of the human race has. Well the doctor excused himself for a few minutes and he returned with the blood that made the difference. He just happened to be one of those 2% with the boy’s blood type.
I’m Ron Hutchcraft, and there was only one way to save that boy’s life–the blood of the only one who could save him. For me, that was Doctor Jesus. It was only His blood that could save this sinner from the spiritual death penalty that sin carries. The Bible says, “The soul that sins…will die” (Ezekiel 18:4 ). That’s “die” as in eternal separation from the God we can’t live without.
A death penalty, of course, can’t be paid by any amount of being good. No religion on the planet can do the dying for my sinning or yours. Here’s where the blood comes in. The Bible says, “Without the shedding of blood, there is no forgiveness” (Hebrews 9:22 ). Goes on to say that Jesus came “to do away with sin by the sacrifice of Himself” (Hebrews 9:26 ). Only a person could die for human sin, but it had to be someone with no sin of his own. So God sent His only Son to pay the price for my rebellion against Him, and that is love I could not resist. It’s only His blood that can save your life and mine. His sacrifice becomes your salvation the moment you tell Him, “Jesus, I’m Yours.”
There’s more about beginning your relationship with Him at our website. I hope you’ll check it out—AlifeThatMatters.org.