“Honor the LORD with your wealth and the firstfruits of all your produce, then your barns will be filled with plenty, and your vats will be bursting with wine.” I looked through out the Bible for a verse that would be appropiate with the topic I want to broach upon now. Every few weeks I donate blood to the Blood Bank and the last two times my iron was very low. My wife, who also gives blood, iron level was too low to donate. This stressed us greatly and we made plans too change our diets to include more iron rich foods and to improve our bodies.
But this reminded me that we had indicated that we would like our organs, eyes, skin and whatever to be used in case of death. A while ago, I asked a friend of mine if I could donate one of my kidneys to her because she suffers total kindey failure. I was shocked to find out that because of my age (I just turned 65) I WAS TOO OLD! I was really disapointed about this because I felt that God directed me to offer my kidney for her. But the more I thought about it, the more I upset I got that healthy people could not donate just because of their age.
Then again, I thought perhaps God want’s me to reach out to those who are younger than me and let them know that I gift of yourself for a friend or a stranger is exactly what Jesus would have done. As far as my organs, skin and eyes are concerned, I am past my prime, I have out lived my usefulness. But to the many young, healthy and vigorous people, this is your time! To find out how you can help the many people who need kidneys, platlets, bone marrow, plasma or skin tissue, contact: www.donateLIFEcalifornia.org
or research the web for the nearest organization that you can assist.