Editor's note: Have you ever thought about why the Earth needs the moon? Do you know how whirlpools form, what makes something glow in the dark, or the incredible properties of blood? Enjoy today's devotion from How Great Is Our God, the follow-up to the bestselling devotional Indescribable, with 100 devotions that showcase the greatness of our Creator.
If we are living in the light, as God is in the light, then we have fellowship with each other, and the blood of Jesus, His Son, cleanses us from all sin. — 1 John 1:7 NLT
Blood. Some people faint at the sight of it, but you couldn’t live without it!
Blood is made up of red and white blood cells floating in a liquid called plasma.
The red blood cells are a kind of delivery system. They carry oxygen and other nutrients to all the cells in your body, and then they carry away all the waste, like carbon dioxide. Blood is pumped through your body by the heart. Your heart is one strong muscle, and it’s fast too — it can pump blood to every cell in your body in less than a minute! Blood travels through tubes called blood vessels. The vessels that carry blood away from your heart are called arteries, while the ones that carry it back to your heart are called veins. The white blood cells are the warrior cells. They work together with your immune system to fight off germs and diseases.
- Your blood is pretty powerful and important stuff! But the blood of Jesus is even more powerful.
Because He is the Son of God, lived a perfect life, and never sinned — not even one single time — His blood can carry your sins away and give you the forgiveness you need to live forever with God. All you have to do is believe and obey Him. When Jesus gave His life for you on the cross, it was both terrible and beautiful—terrible for the way Jesus was hurt, but so beautiful for the gift of love and forgiveness and heaven He gave to you and me.
Lord, it’s hard to think about Jesus’ death on the cross, and I’m so sorry for all He suffered. But I am so grateful for His blood that washes my sins away.
Platelets are another very important part of your blood. (You say it the way it looks: PLATE-let.) When you get a cut or scrape, these little guys spring into action, sticking together to stop the ow of blood — called clotting. They not only keep blood inside your body but also keep germs out!
Excerpted with permission from How Great Is Our God by Louie Giglio, copyright Louie Giglio.
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We couldn’t live without our blood and we can’t live eternally in Heaven without the blood of Jesus. The blood of Jesus is the best gift we’ve ever received! It’s amazing! Come share your thoughts with us. We want to hear from you! ~ Devotionals Daily