When Will I Die Daddy?


There is a story about two young brothers and their dad.

The family had a traffic accident in which the younger brother Mike needed a blood transfusion. Mike’s big brother who was only eight years old had the same blood type as his younger brother.

The dad sat down and carefully tried to explain to the brother how this blood transfusion was needed and how wonderful it would be for his little brother. After some silence he responded by saying, “Yes, Daddy, I’ll give my blood to Mike so he will get well.

After giving a pint of blood and much to the shock of his father, the boy said with tears in his eyes, “When will I die Daddy?”

In amazement, the father realized that in his feeble attempt to explain the giving of blood his son had misunderstood. The older brother thought he would die as soon as the transfusion was over. He though he had given all of his blood! What brotherly love.

This young man was willing to lay down his life for his younger brother.

The Apostle John said it this way, “By this we know love, because He laid down His life for us. And we also ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.” (I John 3:16). The Apostle Peter said, “Finally, all of you, be of one mind having compassion for one another; love as brothers, be
tenderhearted, be courteous (I Peter 3:8).

What a great lesson for all of us.

(The original source of the above material is unknown.)

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