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Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Friday, January 26, 2018

“Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth.” Luke 15:10

Cheer, My Brother , Cheer

When Swiss ski jumper Simon Ammann won a record fourth Olympic gold medal in individual competition on his final jump during the Winter Olympics in Vancouver, an eruption of cheers filled the air. In fact, the roars were so pronounced they were heard clear across the Callahan Valley and into the cross-country skiing stadium.

Heaven rejoices in like manner when a soul is saved, as demonstrated in the parables of the lost sheep (Luke 15:7) and the lost coin (Luke 15:10).

We too can rejoice in someone’s salvation, repentance, and overcoming obstacles in life as portrayed in the parable of the lost son (Luke 15:32). Our spiritual maturity should be such that we’ve learned to rejoice when others rejoice, yet weep when they weep. Can others tell that we are sincere Christians by what they hear? We can offer cheers of praise and worship to God, for who He is and all He has done in our lives and other lives, whether through song, testimony, or prayer.

So let’s be encouragers – helping, supporting, bearing loads with one another as true disciples of Jesus Christ.

Samuel Miles

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