Friday, May 9, 2008

Lessons on How to Treat People - Part 5


This is the last of the stories that have been shared with me that talk about treating people right. As we seek to apply them, we will see the world change.

"Little children, we must not love in word or speech, but in deed and truth." 1 John 3:18 (HCSB)

Fifth Important Lesson - Giving When it Counts.

Many years ago, a volunteer at a hospital got to know a little girl named Liz who 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, who had miraculously survived the same disease and had developed the antibodies needed to combat the illness.

The doctor explained the situation to her little brother, and asked the little boy if he would be willing to give his blood to his sister. He saw him hesitate for only a moment before taking a deep breath and saying, "Yes I'll do it if it will save her."

As the transfusion progressed, he lay in bed next to his sister and smiled, as we all did, seeing the color returning to her cheek. Then his face grew pale and his smile faded.

He looked up at the doctor and asked with a trembling voice, "Will I start to die right away." Being young, the little boy had misunderstood the doctor; he thought he was going to have to give his sister all of his blood in order to save her. Yet, he was willing to die for his sister to live.

How far are you willing to go for another? To what degree will you care for those in need? As we go into the week-end, think on this - and listen for God's voice.

For Kingdom Education,

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