Blood Types

My blood type is O negative. This type of blood is rare and is also considered the universal donor. Any other blood type can accept O negative for transfusions. Unfortunately, I can only receive 0 negative blood if I needed a transfusion. A total of 35 human blood group systems are now recognized by the International Society of Blood Transfusion.

Matthew 26:28 “This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.”

The same blood types span across all nationalities and ethnicities. God made all of us the same. We share blood types, along with the number of muscles, tendons, and bones in our bodies. When God looks down on His creation, He does not see us the way we see each other. God sees each one of us as His children. Human hearts created divisions based on factors like size, skin color or mental abilities. Discrimination is not a Godly trait.

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Ephesians 1:7 “He is so rich in kindness and grace that he purchased our freedom with the blood of his Son and forgave our sins.”

God loves people based on the condition of their hearts, not the color of their skin. The love of God sent Jesus to shed His blood for each one of us. As Romans 8:39 reminds us, nothing will separate any us from the love of God. Our man-made division goes against God’s command to love one another as found in John 13:34. In a world full of malice, we must stand up for others and be the difference that changes the world.

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Romans 8:39 “No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

Prayer: Dear Lord Jesus, help us to see our neighbors through your eyes. Teach us to love everyone as you love us. Heal our world from all forms of discrimination and hatred. Forgive us when we judge others. Thank you for your grace and forgiveness when we fall short. In Christ’s name, we pray. Amen

Blessings,

Yvonne – #blogger, #speaker, and #author

Matthew 28:19 “Therefore, GO and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.”

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24 thoughts on “Blood Types

  1. This post is beautiful! I love that you mentioned how God sees all of us as His children, what an INCREDIBLE honor that we are unworthy of. This post makes me want to shout from the mountains the joy, grace and peace that comes with following Jesus so that everyone can feel welcomed.

    1. Yvonne – I am a wife, a mom of two grown daughters, and one son who lives with Jesus. I am also a grandmother. I am passionate about missions and writing about the amazing stories of seeing Christ in action on my journey. God led me to set up a charity, which cares for orphans in Nepal and Myanmar. I hope my stories inspire you to reach out and be the hands and feet of Christ to someone.
      Yvonne

      Amen! What incredible Grace He gives us daily.

  2. Marcie Cramsey – Culpeper, Virginia – Marcie Cramsey who has been a Children's Minister/Leader for over 30 years lives in Fredericksburg, Va. Her number one passion is loving Jesus Christ. Second to that is her family. She will say that filling the roles of wife and mother is the highest honor that God has allowed her to fill. She spends her days serving others, reading, writing, and hiking and biking (when weather permits). She has been married for 30+ years to her best friend, Dan. They both have four wonderful grown children. Marcie recently published a book for parents, titled "Deep and Wide: Raising Children Deep in Jesus and Wide in Influence." This book teaches parents how to raise their children through relationship. It's been called "the most unique parenting book written." You can purchase this book at Amazon and Westbow Press.com.
    Marcie Cramsey

    Yvonne, I love how you put that “God loves people based on the condition of their hearts, not the color of their skin.” I couldn’t help but think about the scripture in Jeremiah 17:9, “The heart is more deceitful than anything else and desperately sick-who can understand it?”

    The beautiful part about our heart is Jesus changes that condition with His love and our repentance. And yes, we are all His children. No one is less than because of race or anything else. Jesus died for all and His love covers each person’s sin.

    The different colors God made in His people give beauty to His creation. We all should appreciate that beauty instead of discriminate.

    I love how you wove the scriptures in your story. 🙂 Beautiful!

    1. Yvonne – I am a wife, a mom of two grown daughters, and one son who lives with Jesus. I am also a grandmother. I am passionate about missions and writing about the amazing stories of seeing Christ in action on my journey. God led me to set up a charity, which cares for orphans in Nepal and Myanmar. I hope my stories inspire you to reach out and be the hands and feet of Christ to someone.
      Yvonne

      Thank you Marcie

  3. ordinarilyextraordinarymom – New Orleans, LA – My name is Brittany Bonnaffons, and I feel like I should have life figured out by now. I also feel like the world judges us by unrealistic standards. I have dedicated this blog to challenging standards and instead embracing yourself for who you are - ordinarily extraordinary.
    ordinarilyextraordinarymom

    Yes Yvonne. So many nuggets of truth. Everyone’s blood runs red. Everything else just creates much needed diversity – from skin color, to personality, to God-given talents.

    1. Yvonne – I am a wife, a mom of two grown daughters, and one son who lives with Jesus. I am also a grandmother. I am passionate about missions and writing about the amazing stories of seeing Christ in action on my journey. God led me to set up a charity, which cares for orphans in Nepal and Myanmar. I hope my stories inspire you to reach out and be the hands and feet of Christ to someone.
      Yvonne

      Thanks for your thoughts

  4. mimionlife – Writer of inspirational messages, sometimes laced with humor.
    mimionlife

    God has created us with unique traits and unique blood types. I, too, am O negative. We are blessed to know even with all our differences in appearances, we are all His children and loved by Him.

    1. Yvonne – I am a wife, a mom of two grown daughters, and one son who lives with Jesus. I am also a grandmother. I am passionate about missions and writing about the amazing stories of seeing Christ in action on my journey. God led me to set up a charity, which cares for orphans in Nepal and Myanmar. I hope my stories inspire you to reach out and be the hands and feet of Christ to someone.
      Yvonne

      Amen

  5. Lynn J Simpson – Edmonton, Alberta, Canada – A life coach, writer, and photographer, I love to share information including pretty finds! I love books, music, nature, flowers, and all things pretty. A mom, grandma, and career girl, learning life one step at a time.
    Lynn J Simpson

    Amen! I am an O- too. And my children are all +. Although they could have killed me with that difference of blood type, there was still a way that we all could be okay! He’s made a way for us all to get along. And that’s the hope for the world.

    1. Yvonne – I am a wife, a mom of two grown daughters, and one son who lives with Jesus. I am also a grandmother. I am passionate about missions and writing about the amazing stories of seeing Christ in action on my journey. God led me to set up a charity, which cares for orphans in Nepal and Myanmar. I hope my stories inspire you to reach out and be the hands and feet of Christ to someone.
      Yvonne

      He had made the way for us. Thanks for your comments

    1. Yvonne – I am a wife, a mom of two grown daughters, and one son who lives with Jesus. I am also a grandmother. I am passionate about missions and writing about the amazing stories of seeing Christ in action on my journey. God led me to set up a charity, which cares for orphans in Nepal and Myanmar. I hope my stories inspire you to reach out and be the hands and feet of Christ to someone.
      Yvonne

      Thanks

  6. Edna Davidsen – Greenland – How to use Twitter? ★ Twitter Expert ★ Twitter Consulting ★ Twitter Trainer ★ Twitter Coach ★ Personal Branding ★ Social Media Marketing ★ Christian Blogger ★ Jesus Follower ★ Webdesign ★ Web-developing
    Edna Davidsen

    Dear Yvonne!

    You are the first blogger I’ve seen blog about this topic 🙂 it’s amazing how we’ve been created in His image, right? That’s a beautiful prayer you’ve included in the post as well.

    Blessings!
    Edna Davidsen

    1. Yvonne – I am a wife, a mom of two grown daughters, and one son who lives with Jesus. I am also a grandmother. I am passionate about missions and writing about the amazing stories of seeing Christ in action on my journey. God led me to set up a charity, which cares for orphans in Nepal and Myanmar. I hope my stories inspire you to reach out and be the hands and feet of Christ to someone.
      Yvonne

      Thank you Edna. Sometimes we forget we are all made in His imagine.

  7. Lisa Q – USA Midwest – Lisa Quintana blogs at ThinkDivinely, and also for the Women in Apologetics (WIA) ministry, where she currently serves as Vice Chair of Communications. ​Lisa also has her M.A. in Christian Apologetics from Biola University, a B.A. in Communications (with news media emphasis) from Cal State University, Fullerton, and an A.A. in Christian Studies from Christian Life College, Illinois. Her articles have appeared in several Christian ministry sites. She teaches apologetics at her church in Wisconsin. She’s been involved in leading small group ministries for over 25 years, and recently began speaking at Christian conferences. Find Lisa on Twitter at @LisaQthinks.
    Lisa Q

    Great topic! I have often wondered about blood, too. It’s fascinating to me to think of how life is in the blood, and that is why God required blood sacrifices in the Old Testament before Christ’s final blood sacrifice—sin causes death and life is in the blood. So, it makes sense that blood sacrifices were needed. There is SO much more to our blood than just life. We are uniquely created, each with our own DNA recipe, and God knows each and everyone of those recipes! Isn’t that amazing? Yeah. He’s our awesome God, and He loves us no matter what blood type we inherited. Amen!

    1. Yvonne – I am a wife, a mom of two grown daughters, and one son who lives with Jesus. I am also a grandmother. I am passionate about missions and writing about the amazing stories of seeing Christ in action on my journey. God led me to set up a charity, which cares for orphans in Nepal and Myanmar. I hope my stories inspire you to reach out and be the hands and feet of Christ to someone.
      Yvonne

      Great thoughts and we do have an awesome God. Thanks

    1. Yvonne – I am a wife, a mom of two grown daughters, and one son who lives with Jesus. I am also a grandmother. I am passionate about missions and writing about the amazing stories of seeing Christ in action on my journey. God led me to set up a charity, which cares for orphans in Nepal and Myanmar. I hope my stories inspire you to reach out and be the hands and feet of Christ to someone.
      Yvonne

      Thanks

  8. Melinda Viergever Inman – earth – Raised on the Oklahoma plains in a storytelling family, Melinda now spins tales from her writer's cave in the South. Her fiction illustrates our human story, wrestling with our brokenness and the storms that wreak havoc in our lives. Find her at http://melindainman.com.
    Melinda Viergever Inman

    Great post! We all are of Adam’s race, one blood, one family! Very timely post!

    1. Yvonne – I am a wife, a mom of two grown daughters, and one son who lives with Jesus. I am also a grandmother. I am passionate about missions and writing about the amazing stories of seeing Christ in action on my journey. God led me to set up a charity, which cares for orphans in Nepal and Myanmar. I hope my stories inspire you to reach out and be the hands and feet of Christ to someone.
      Yvonne

      Thanks Melinda

  9. This is a very timely post because I have been asking the Lord to help me see others through His eyes and to take away the judgmental spirit that I still have to some degree. He loves each person I come across just as much as He loves me; no more, no less. This is something I need to be reminded of often. Thanks for a great post!

    1. Yvonne – I am a wife, a mom of two grown daughters, and one son who lives with Jesus. I am also a grandmother. I am passionate about missions and writing about the amazing stories of seeing Christ in action on my journey. God led me to set up a charity, which cares for orphans in Nepal and Myanmar. I hope my stories inspire you to reach out and be the hands and feet of Christ to someone.
      Yvonne

      Me too, thanks Paul.

  10. Nancy E. Head – United States – Writer and teacher Nancy E. Head was a single mother with five children under the age of 14 when she attended Penn State to earn a bachelor’s degree in English and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. Her career took a journalistic turn from radio news to newspaper reporting, then education before she returned to the classroom to secure a master’s degree in English from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Currently an instructor at Penn State Altoona and Great Commission Schools, she also spent two summers teaching English in Asia and is a Distinguished Toastmaster. When not teaching or writing, she restores antique quilts, crafts projects for her grandchildren, and helps her husband lead a small group at their church devoted to ministering to the needy in their community.
    nancyehead

    I love this connection between our blood types and the idea of discrimination. We are of one race–the human race. He told us that we would know each other by our fruits, which does not mean by our groups or our appearance. Thanks and God bless!

    1. Yvonne – I am a wife, a mom of two grown daughters, and one son who lives with Jesus. I am also a grandmother. I am passionate about missions and writing about the amazing stories of seeing Christ in action on my journey. God led me to set up a charity, which cares for orphans in Nepal and Myanmar. I hope my stories inspire you to reach out and be the hands and feet of Christ to someone.
      Yvonne

      Thanks Nancy

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