Today is my birthday. It was a pretty decent day. I had some great family time. Work was enjoyable. Had lunch with my wife which is rare so that was pretty awesome.
Now I am writing this blog. I have not written since late July. Taking time off was planned but not this much time. This blog has been good for me. It helps me to process what I read in God’s word and what I hear God telling me.
Back to the birthday. I am 44 today. Is that middle-age? Whatever 44 is called, so be it.
My life began 44 years ago. At some point, I became born again. For me, there is not a specific date that I can call my “spiritual” birthday. But I know it has happened. On that day, the blood of Jesus washed my sins away.
The blood of Jesus is an interesting thing. Somewhat morbid if you ask me. And then the bible says that though my sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow. How can blood do this? What is so important about the blood that Jesus spilled while hanging on the cross? How can I be forgiven? More about this in upcoming blogs.
My blood type is AB+. In my adulthood, I have donated about 3 gallons. Take a look at this chart.
According to the chart, only AB+ people can receive my blood. On the other hand, I can receive from any type. Good deal for me.
Again, according to the chart, Jesus must have been O- because anyone can receive His blood.
He is the universal donor. Because today is my birthday, I have been thinking a lot about my life and all the it encompasses.
Of this I am sure: Jesus is my life. His blood purifies me from sin. His blood gives me victory over sin. His blood empowers to live like He wants me to live.
As I stated, I will explore the Blood over the next few posts.
Can I leave you with two questions though?
Do you remember your spiritual birthday?
If not, would you like to have one?