This is a time out from the day to day details of Dale’s medical situation and some thoughts about what happens when you donate a kidney. I know that Dale’s sister has been so upset about the possible rejection and problems Dale has been having. All of his sisters have worried about him and have been checking on him but Sondra has been especially upset.
I know she would have been upset even if she had not been the donor but I can only imagine how this changes the depth of a person’s feelings. To offer an actual physical part of yourself to another human being to heal them and then to have it not be working has made her wonder if her gift wasn’t good enough. I know you are reading this blog Sondra so I want you to pay attention!
Matthew 25 tells us:
34″Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. 35For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’37″Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? 39When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’
40″The King will reply, ‘I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.’
Of course it matters that the kidney should work and that life should be better for Dale but no matter what happens he knows that you did this wonderful thing for him.
1 John “This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers.”
We love you – Jesus loves you , and you showed your love. Never forget this. Dale won’t.