This true-life story will keep you wondering in amazement how wonderful and beautiful Love can be.
A Vietnam veteran and Airforce colonel John Mansur told the story of an 8yrs old orphan girl who was wounded after a misdirected mortar attack. An American Naval Doctor and Nurse were called. They discovered that the girl would die if a blood transfusion did not take place. A quick test showed that neither American had the correct type but several of the uninjured orphans did. The Doctor spoke some pidgin Vietnamese and the nurse a smattering of high school French. Using that combination, together with much impromptu sign language, they tried to explain to their young frightened audience that unless there is a donor for transfusion, she would certainly die. Then they asked if anyone would be willing to give blood to help. Their request was met with absolute silence. After a while, a frail small hand slowly and waveringly went up, it dropped almost immediately and then went up again and this time remained up. “OH, thank u,” said the nurse in French. “What is your name? “Heng”, came the reply. Heng was quickly laid on a pallet, his arm swabbed with alcohol and a needle inserted in his vein. Through this unprecedented ordeal, Heng lay stiff and silent. Few minutes later, he let out a shuddering sob, quickly covering his face with his free hand. His occasional sobs gave way to steady silent crying, his eyes screwed tightly shut, his fist in his mouth to stifle his sobs. The medical team became concerned. Something was obviously very wrong, a Vietnamese nurse arrived to help, seeing the little one’s distress, she spoke to him rapidly in Vietnamese, listened to his reply and answered him in a soothing voice. After a moment, the patient stopped crying and looked curiously at the Vietnamese nurse. When she nodded, a look of great relief spread over his face. Glancing up, the nurse said quietly to the Americans, He thought he was dying. He misunderstood you. He thought you had asked him to donate all his blood so the little girl will live. But why should He be willing to do that? Asked the naval nurse. The Vietnamese nurse repeated the question to the little boy who answered simply, “She is my friend.This is a glimpse of the kind of incredible love God has for us. Love is a doing word; you don’t just verbalize it. Let your actions match your words. Jesus is a perfect example. This is why the bible says in John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten son that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life”. Love is sacrificial, not self-seeking, it takes no account of wrongs and it is kind. Today, make up your mind to express the Agape love of God to as many people as possible especially those that are relegated and rejected because of life’s hard blows. Where there is love, there God is so be a carrier of the Almighty God’s presence and an extension of His Hands to those around you. lend a helping hand, restore hope, put a smile on that sad and gloomy face, encourage that broken heart. Target someone and surprise him or her today and you will be glad you did.
Let the Love of God be shared abroad in our hearts. Stay tuned!