A very young boy had a terrible illness, and so did his twin sister. The doctors tried many different medicines and finally found an antibiotic that worked. However, it only worked for the boy and not his sister. After he recovered, his sister lay dying. The only hope was to infuse his blood into hers, which was a significant transfusion. When asked if he would do this, he thought about it for a long while and then consented.
After the transfusion was completed, his sister began to revive, but the boy lay very still and motionless on his bed. When the doctor came in, the boy asked, how long before I die? The doctor told him he would not die but probably saved his sister by giving her his blood. He was relieved. You see, he pondered so long before consenting to the transfusion because it meant giving up his life for hers in his young mind. And after thinking about it, he decided he would do it anyway because he loved his sister.
Similarly, didn’t Christ make a comparable decision regarding you when He willingly gave up His life for you on the cross? Except with Him, He did give up His life so that you might be free of your sins and live with Him forever in His Kingdom. If you haven’t already, all you need do is repent of your sins and believe in Him, and then you will receive His life-sustaining transfusion.
Act 3:19 & Romans 10:9-11 Therefore repent so that your sins may be wiped away, and confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, for with the heart a person believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation. Those who believe in Him will not be disappointed.
(The story portion was taken in part from a Hebrews 10 tape by Chuck Swindoll)