His mommy’s uterus ruptured and he was delivered into her abdomen where he struggled for too many minutes without oxygen. Once flown 200 miles away to the NICU nursery, we were told by the neurosurgeon that the flat lines on the EEG “worried” him.
I knew right then and there as I watched my grandbaby fighting for his life that I would gladly give him anything he needed for survival!!
My kidneys? Take them! Liver? Lungs? Take them and while you are at it take my heart and my brain and give them to little Micah so he can live!! It would be a sacrifice I would more than gladly make!
This heart-wrenching experience has given me a whole new perspective on Jesus’ great sacrifice for me!
I would have done anything to trade my life for Micah’s but I didn’t have the ability.
But Jesus! He could exchange His life for mine. And He did! He gave up His life so I could have life eternal! His blood poured out onto the ground so I could live! He bore my sin and shame on that cross so I could be clean and righteous!
He did this because of His immense love for me! He looked down and saw…ME! My sin and eternal life in darkness broke His heart. He was moved to action and made the sacrifice of His life so I could live!
I understand this now like never before.
Jesus loves me. It’s why He made the great exchange…His life for mine.
God put into effect a different plan to save us. He sent His own Son in a human body like ours, except that ours are sinful. God destroyed sin’s control over us by giving His Son as a sacrifice for our sins. Romans 8:3
For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 6:23
If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. Romans 10:9