Locks of Love

The generous heart of my daughter never ceases to amaze me.  As you can see by the pictures, Hannah decided several months ago to grow her hair out, so she could donate to Locks of Love.  Locks of Love provides wigs for children who are facing hair loss for various reasons.  Hair is a big deal for girls, women, and kids.  So when Hannah decided to have her hair cut so someone else could enjoy a head of hair, it was quite a sacrifice – at least in my mind.

It makes me think about true sacrifice.  I am so often caught up in my own self interest.  I don’t put others first.  I’m thinking of me – instead of thinking of others.  I often fall short when it comes to true sacrifice.

Jesus said, “Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” (John 15:13)  Jesus is the ultimate example of true sacrifice.  He who was without sin laid down his life on the cross for us that we might be saved.

I’m thankful for Hannah’s example, it reminds me of Christ.  It reminds me that I need to be sacrificial if I’m going to be a Christ follower.  Thanks, Sweetie!

 What does it really mean to make a sacrifice for someone?  When was the last time you really sacrificed something for someone?