114,000 people are waiting for an organ transplant in the United States. Many wait years because a donor has to match the recipient’s blood, tissue, and serum type. The fact that an organ donor must match a needy person illustrates how a suitable sacrifice was needed to atone for our sins and bring us into favor with a holy God. The Bible teaches that sacrifices offered under the Old Covenant could did not get rid of people’s sin. They only covered them until a suitable sacrifice was offered to fully atone for them. Even all the good deeds people did were not good enough to satisfy God’s demand for perfect obedience. That is why God’s Son volunteered to come into the world. He fully obeyed His Father. He paid the perfect price to atone for our sins. We read in Hebrews CH. 10, “Sacrifice and offering you did not desire, but a body you prepared for me; with burnt offerings and sin offerings you were not pleased. Then I said, ‘Here I am—it is written about me in the scroll—I have come to do your will, my God.’” Jesus volunteered to offer his perfect body, soul, and spirit to satisfy God’s righteous demands that sin be atoned for. That’s why we praise God, thank Jesus our Lord, and offer our lives to make a difference in our world.
Dr. Melvin E. Banks, Sr.
Dr. Melvin E. Banks, Sr. is the founder and chairman of UMI (Urban Ministries, Inc.). Under his direction, UMI has grown to be a leading publisher of Christian education resources for churches in the African American community. Read More