Each year the fund raising department of St. Judes Childrens Hospital receives hundreds of donations. Not long ago they were astounded by a most unusual and generous gift.
In Memphis, Tennessee, St. Judes Childrens Hospital treats young people stricken with catastrophic illness. If parents cant afford the
treatment, they can still bring their sick children to St. Judes. Its a marvelous place for caring and healing.
A while back, their fund raising department received a million dollar winning
game piece from McDonalds from an anonymous donor in the mail. Rather
than cashing in the huge prize, this kind person mailed it directly to St.
Judes. This gift will be used to treat thousands of hurting children.
This gesture reminds us of an even GREATER gift. Our Lord could have held
onto his heavenly dwelling, but as Paul tells the Philippians, Jesus did
not consider equality with God somethign to be grasped, but humbled
himself and became obedient to death even death on a cross.
(Philippians 2:6b,8b) Jesus gave up his life so that you and I could be
saved. So we could be healed of our diseased soul brought on by our own
The next time you go by a McDonalds or pass a hospital, remind yourself
of this great sacrifice the Lord made on your behalf.
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