Living Sacrifice. . .
Huffman is a living example of sacrifice. As a 6-feet-2, 285-pound defensive
tackle in high school he had an imposing frame and a promising college
football career ahead of him.
He also had an ailing grandmother who had raised him from seventh grade
after his parents divorced. "I prayed about it for 3 weeks—I didn’t
want to make a rash decision and didn’t want anyone to think I had rushed
into it," he says. "And the more I read, the more sense it
made." And the more obvious it became what he needed to do. "Every
time I took her to dialysis, I read about organ donation," Daniel says.Daniel gave one
kidney—and his football career—for his ailing grandmother.
The Rest of the
football coach Bobby Bowden heard about Daniel’s act and said, "I’ve
never heard of anything more valiant." So Bowden provided a scholarship
at to Daniel at Florida State."I got my
grandmother back healthy. I got a full scholarship to a school I grew up
loving, a school that lets me work with the team and be on the sidelines. I
got to meet so many neat people, to go on a lot of trips, and to speak to a
lot of people about organ donation and its importance. Everything in my life
has been a blessing. The Scriptures say you’ll get back more than you
give, and I’ve gotten back more than 10-fold," says Daniel.
apply to your life today.
urge you, brothers, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as living
sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God--this is your spiritual act of worship.
Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed
by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what
God's will is--his good, pleasing and perfect will.
Romans 12: 1-2
know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to
prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then
you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you.