November 13 Minute Message

Nov 13, 2014Tom Ellsworth

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More than once in the Bible we find the phrase “life is in the blood.” However, there is so much more to this expression than meets the eye. Hi, I’m Tom Ellsworth from Sherwood Oaks Christian Church with a minute message.

We know about the red blood cells which carry life sustaining oxygen throughout the body, but that’s only one aspect of life flowing through our veins. The white blood cells are our first line of defense. They rush to the scene when the body has been invaded by enemy bacteria. Did you know that every cell in your body carries a molecular “marker” which identifies it as part of you? The white cells therefore can distinguish the good guys – your cells – from the bad guys – the invading cells and know where to launch the attack. Each white cell then kills a bacterium by surrounding it and soaking up its toxins. However, after so many of these attacks the white cell succumbs to the toxins it has absorbed, sacrificing itself for the good of the body.

Flowing through our bloodstreams God’s creative design tells the story of his love and sacrifice for us over and over again. Truly, life is in the blood.