An 8 year old by had a younger sister who was dying of leukemia, and he was told that without a blood transfusion she would die. His parents explained to him that his blood was probably compatible with hers, and if so, he could be the blood donor. They asked him if they could test his blood. He said sure, So, they did and it was a good match. Then they asked if he would give his sister a pint of blood, that it could be her only chance of living. He said he would have to think about it overnight. The next day he went to his parents and said he was willing to donate the blood. So they took him to the hospital where he was put on a gurney beside his 6 year old sister. Both of them were hooked up to IVs, and a nurse withdrew a pint of blood from the boy, which was then put in his sister’s IV. As the boy lay on his gurney in silence, he watched the blood drip into his sister. After a few minutes the doctor came over to see how the boy was doing. The boy opened his eyes and asked, “How soon until I start to die?” This little boy was willing to sacrifice his life for that of his sister! How about us? What are we willing to sacrifice for those around us? Hebrews 10:12 tells us that “[Jesus}, after He had offered one sacrifice for sins forever, sat down at the right hand of God.” We have what we have because of the sacrifices of others. We have just gotten through another Memorial Weekend, and we are reminded of the privileges that we enjoy because of the Sacrifices of others. May their sacrifices, lead us to serve others.