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Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Friday, February 23, 2018

“For we were all baptized by one Spirit into one body—whether Jews or Greeks, slave or free . . . Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it”  – 1 Corinthians 12:13, 27

It Is Well

I felt as if I was completely out of my element. I had volunteered to be a counselor at a girls Christian hockey camp in Boston for a week, even though I had never played hockey and hadn’t been on skates for decades. But teaching hockey skills wasn’t my job; I was just supposed to keep the girls on schedule, lead them in devotions, and make sure they were where they were supposed to be. But even that was a bit overwhelming.

Adding to my anxiety was meeting my roommate, Ty, another counselor. She was half my age and quite a hockey player. On the first night in our dorm room we were chatting and getting to know each other. I don’t remember why, but all of a sudden she started singing one of my favorite hymns, “It Is Well With My Soul.” I automatically joined in on the harmony, and it wasn’t long before we were singing heartily together. When we finished we looked at each other and smiled. I knew everything was going to be fine. The Lord has a way of bringing together those who are working on His behalf.


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