One blood

It is often said, “Everybody’s different.” Yes, on the outside, we may look different, but on the inside, there is

something we all have: blood. The apostle Paul said, “And he has made from one blood every nation of men…” (Acts 17:26 NKJV). All humanity descended from one set of parents: Adam and Eve.

Early in the 20th Century, an Austrian scientist discovered there are four basic blood types: A, B, AB, and O. Later, scientists found humans have either a positive or negative Rh factor. In the middle of that century, scientists believed people with O-negative blood were “universal donors,” meaning that type and Rh factor could be transfused into a person with another blood type. Currently, it is possible to remove the antigens from blood that can cause reactions and thereby make every type of blood transfusable. We are, indeed, one blood.

We must not act as though others are inferior or less important that we are. Those who think they are superior and mistreat others because they “look” different miss the point. In the eyes of God, we are all the same. We are all human beings. Yes, there are different physical types, but inside, we are all very much alike. God has made us all of one blood.


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