Be a Super Hero

 In Pastor Jeff's Blog

Love one another the way I loved you. This is the very best way to love. Put your life on the line for your friends. – John 15:13

Like most little boys, I wanted to be a super hero. I wanted to fly like Superman. Or spin webs like Spider-Man. And I definitely wanted to live in a cave, drive a cool car and have a butler named Alfred like Batman. But before long reality grew larger than my imagination and my super hero dreams died.

Six years ago, on October 8, 2013, however, my dream came true. That’s the day I donated a kidney on behalf of a friend who was dying from kidney disease. Last week I saw a billboard that said, “Live organ donors are super heroes.” I still can’t fly, and I actually like my house better than a cave. But I kinda like claiming super hero status!

I’m not writing to celebrate my status as a super hero however. I’m writing to challenge and encourage you to claim that status for yourself. The number of people in this country who are literally dying for lack of live tissue donors of all sorts is staggering. Live tissue donation isn’t for everyone, but perhaps it is for you. Another great option is donating blood. And by all means, check the box on your driver’s license to be a donor.

Why would anyone consider doing such a thing? Because it’s a reflection of the love of Jesus for the world.

If you have questions about organ or tissue donation, click here. Or feel free to email me.

The world needs more super heroes. And I’m pretty sure that being a donor is even cooler that flying or spinning webs.

Jeff Marian serves as lead pastor at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Burnsville, MN


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    What a wonderful, functional, beautiful church we have after this amazing renovation. Praise God for all who have been, and are involved in this transformation. I pray God’s blessing on our congregation. With the old church being transformed into the new; We pray, 2 CORINTHIANS 5:17, “THEREFORE, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!!

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