We had a cooperative venture with the American Red Cross and had a mini-blood drive, right on our church parking lot, last Sunday. The Bible says, “The life of the body is in the blood” (Leviticus 17:11) and scores of our parishioners signed up, showed up, and shared this life-giving resource.
In preparation, I was asked to respond to 49 questions about my health and history—even about my sexual behavior and contacts. It seems the Red Cross is serious about the risk of using contaminated blood. If I had HIV or AIDS or had homosexual contact—ever—that means my blood could be unhealthy and could put whoever ultimately needed my blood at risk.
Behavior has consequences (Romans 1:24-27). Unnatural and unhealthy sexual behavior puts individuals—and even someone who has sexual contact with them—at risk. If you are trapped in an unhealthy lifestyle, now is the time to find freedom—in Christ.
New Living Translation (NLT)
7 He is so rich in kindness and grace that he purchased our freedom with the blood of his Son and forgave our sins.