My thoughts this week bring me to a time in my life when someone laid down their life for mine. As you may know I received a heart transplant almost 12 years ago now. It will be 12 years the end of May. When I think back to that time, it is again impressed upon me that a young woman died so that I could live. What happened to her was a terrible car accident. It took her away from her family and friends but I lived because she died.
We never met. She lived over 600 miles from where I live and yet I am totally indebted to her and her family. My son was 8 years old when I came home from the hospital. Without their sacrifice my son would not have his mother, but because of that accident there is a mother who no longer has her daughter.
I could never ever say thank you enough or I’m sorry enough…so I live. I live to the fullest that I can in appreciation for every day that I have with my son, the rest of my family and friends. Every day I wake up and Thank God for a new day.
There was someone else who died for me. God sent his son, Jesus, to die so that I could live in heaven with him for all eternity. Because Jesus died, paying the debt for my sins on the cross, I have a personal relationship with The Father. I pray that you know Him in a personal way too. If you don’t and you want to know more about this personal relationship, I would be very happy to tell you all about my Jesus. He is more than just a name or a historical character. He is my Savior and Lord. He is the one who has brought me through transplant and because He lives, I LIVE!!!
God Bless you all this Easter,