If my granddaughter, K were alive, she'd be a beautiful teenager. For today would be her birthday. She would have become 17 years old.
It breaks my heart that she's not here on earth. But, it makes me happy that she is in Heaven. And, I will see her, at some point in the future.
For this, I praise God!
Now, today's LwL entry will begin.
If you read LwL yesterday, you'll know I wrote about my brother. And, his health. If you didn't read that LwL entry, please do so. This way, you'll understand better what I am discussing, today.
If you read the message my brother Bob e-mailed me, you'll know that he thanked all who have prayed for him. I also thank you, and all who have prayed for him.
Towards the end of his message he addressed another issue.
Becoming a donor.
Here's what he said:
On a final note, I urge you all to consider becoming a registered organ and tissue donor. The need has never been greater, and one organ donor can save or change the lives of eight people. A tissue donor can help as many as 70 or more people needing, as an example, skin grafts, bone replacement, mastectomy rebuilds and eye sight.
There are some religious groups who believe that no one should receive transplants, or even blood transfusions. However, I don't believe that is what God expects of us. If this was true, I don't believe transplants, or transfusions would work, for God would be able to prevent this type of medical treatment from working.
I believe that He wants us to do for others, what we can do. After all, He did tell us to love others, as ourselves (Matthew 22:39... and/or other verses).
By giving yourself to others, in the event of your death, I believe you will be blessed.
While God's Word, the Bible tells us what we just read, refers to giving bread to the poor, there are other places in the Bible, where we are also told that by even giving a drink of water, we will be blessed.
Doing things for others, is so very important. Certainly, to God. But, also to people.
With all the health problems we can have in life, God provides for us through medicine.
Definitely, through prescriptions. But, also through what physicians and surgeons do for us.
Just so you know, in addition to my brother having a kidney transplant, I also have a Facebook (FB) friend who had a transplant, a handful of years ago.
J lives in Texas, USA. She had a double-lung transplant.
Just before J was able to receive the double-lung transplant, she was extremely ill. And, almost died.
God provided for her, the way He just did for my brother.
For this, I am thankful. And, always will be.
Thank You, Lord!
My friend, please remember that God told us that there is a time to be born and a time to die.
If your time is happening, it may not be due to health issues. It may be due to an accident, or something similar.
If this is the case, some of your organs and tissue, may be healthy enough to help someone in need of medical care, involving transplants, etc.
Please pray. Then, register yourself as a donor.
By doing so, at some point at the end of your life, you may bless someone, just as my friend and my brother were blessed, by receiving a transplant.
Even though the donor's family will grieve the loss of their loved one, I believe they will be happy that their loved one helped others, who are in need.
If you do register yourself as a donor, I believe you have a bountiful eye, just as we read in today's Bible verse. And, I believe God will truly bless you.
Thank you, my friend.
Until next time...
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